cornelian cherry
Dogwood Dog"wood` (-w[oo^]d`), n. [So named from skewers (dags) being made of it. --Dr. Prior. See {Dag}, and {Dagger}.] (Bot.) The {Cornus}, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many purposes. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are several species, one of which, {Cornus mascula}, called also {cornelian cherry}, bears a red acid berry. {Cornus florida} is the flowering dogwood, a small American tree with very showy blossoms. [1913 Webster]

{Dogwood tree}. (a) The dogwood or {Cornus}. (b) A papilionaceous tree ({Piscidia erythrina}) growing in Jamaica. It has narcotic properties; -- called also {Jamaica dogwood}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cornelian cherry — geltonoji sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaisinis augalas (Cornus mas), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus mas angl. Cornelian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cornelian-cherry — geltonoji sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaisinis augalas (Cornus mas), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus mas angl. Cornelian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cornelian cherry — noun 1》 a flowering shrub or small tree of the dogwood family, cultivated as an ornamental. [Cornus mas.] 2》 the edible oval red berry of the cornelian cherry. Origin C17: cornelian from cornel + ian …   English new terms dictionary

  • cornelian cherry — 1. a Eurasian shrub or small tree, Cornus mas, of the dogwood family, having shiny, ovate leaves and yellow flowers. 2. its tart, edible, scarlet berry. [1755 65; CORNEL + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • cornelian cherry — noun deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit • Syn: ↑Cornus mas • Hypernyms: ↑dogwood, ↑dogwood tree, ↑cornel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Japanese cornelian-cherry — vaistinė sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Cornus officinalis), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus officinalis angl. Asiatic dogwood; Japanese cornel; Japanese cornelian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Cornelian (disambiguation) — Cornelian (usually spelled carnelian ) is a reddish brown variety of the mineral chalcedony. Cornelian may also refer to: Cornelian automobile, a 1914 racing vehicle Cornelian Bay (disambiguation), multiple places Cornelian dilemma, a dilemma… …   Wikipedia

  • Cornelian dogwood — geltonoji sedula statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sedulinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaisinis augalas (Cornus mas), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Cornus mas angl. Cornelian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cherry — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ruddy, reddish, rosy, cerise, claret, bright red, light red, blushing, incarnadine, rubescent, rubicund, erubescent, cherry colored, cherry red, bright, blooming; see also red . n. Varieties of cherries include: Bing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • corneliancherry — cornelian cherry n. 1. A deciduous Eurasian shrub or small tree (Cornus mas) cultivated for its clusters of early blooming, small yellow flowers and cherrylike, edible, sour fruits. 2. The fruit of this plant, used for jellies and preserves.  … …   Universalium

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