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 — 1. (Cherry) (3251↑, 404↓) a widely used, somewhat impolite, slang term for a woman s hymen, a piece of skin which covers the opening of the vagina and, contrary to popular belief, can be broken in any number of ways including sexual intercourse,… …   Urban English dictionary

  • 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

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