cornus

noun

cor·​nus ˈkȯr-nəs How to pronounce cornus (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of shrubs and small trees (family Cornaceae) usually having very hard wood and perfect flowers with a 2-celled ovary and comprising the dogwoods
2
: the dried bark of the root of the flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) containing a bitter principle sometimes used as a mild astringent and stomachic

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“Cornus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cornus. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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