flowering dogwood

noun

Definition of flowering dogwood 

: a common spring-flowering usually white-bracted dogwood (Cornus florida)

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Image There are few trees as admired as the flowering dogwood. Dave Taft, New York Times, "Blaze of Glory," 16 May 2018 Often, flowering dogwoods for sale here were grown down South and aren’t hardy enough. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Classic dogwood likely won't survive in Chicago yards, but others will," 4 Apr. 2018 On a recent morning, the river's icy water, flanked by flowering dogwood trees and jagged rock formations, flowed fast and clean. Ryan Sabalow And Dale Kasler, sacbee, "This one stretch of river could decide the future of Shasta Dam | The Sacramento Bee," 7 May 2018 The most memorable parts of a flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) aren’t flowers at all, according to Kris Bachtell, vice president for collections at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Classic dogwood likely won't survive in Chicago yards, but others will," 4 Apr. 2018 Two hang in a flowering dogwood in the front yard and the rest are in trees or on poles in the back. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "Birds offer bits of nature outside the window," 17 Dec. 2017

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1843, in the meaning defined above

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flowering dogwood

noun
flow·er·ing dogwood | \ˈflau̇(-ə)r-iŋ- \

Medical Definition of flowering dogwood 

: a common spring-flowering white-bracted dogwood of the genus Cornus (C. florida) the dried bark of whose root has been used as a mild astringent and stomachic

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