flowering dogwood


flowering dogwood
noun also flowering cornel
: a common spring-flowering white-bracted dogwood (Cornus florida)

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a North American dogwood tree, Cornus florida, having small greenish flowers in the spring, surrounded by white or pink bracts that resemble petals: the state flower and the state tree of Virginia. Also called boxwood.
[1835-45]

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flowering dogwood,
a small North American tree covered in the spring with large white or pink flowers. Its flower is the state flower of Virginia and North Carolina. See also dogwood. (Cf.dogwood)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • flowering dogwood — n. a small dogwood tree (Cornus florida) of the E U.S., with groups of small flowers surrounded by four large white or pink, petal like bracts …   English World dictionary

  • flowering dogwood — gausiažiedė sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Cornus florida), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus florida angl. American boxwood; dogwood; eastern… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • flowering dogwood — flow·er·ing dogwood flau̇( ə)r iŋ n 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • flowering dogwood — noun Date: 1843 a common spring flowering usually white bracted dogwood (Cornus florida) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flowering dogwood — a North American dogwood tree, Cornus florida, having small greenish flowers in the spring, surrounded by white or pink bracts that resemble petals: the state flower and the state tree of Virginia. Also called boxwood. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • flowering dogwood — flow′ering dog′wood n. pln the North American dogwood, Cornus florida, having tiny green flowers surrounded by large white or pink petallike bracts • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • flowering dogwood — /flaʊərɪŋ ˈdɒgwʊd/ (say flowuhring dogwood) noun a deciduous shrub, Cornus florida, native to the eastern US, widely planted for its pink and white flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • eastern flowering dogwood — gausiažiedė sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Cornus florida), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus florida angl. American boxwood; dogwood; eastern… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pink-flowering dogwood — gausiažiedė sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Cornus florida), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus florida angl. American boxwood; dogwood; eastern… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • eastern flowering dogwood — noun deciduous tree; celebrated for its large white or pink bracts and stunning autumn color that is followed by red berries • Syn: ↑common white dogwood, ↑Cornus florida • Hypernyms: ↑dogwood, ↑dogwood tree, ↑cornel …   Useful english dictionary


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