Jamaica dogwood
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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  • Jamaica-dogwood — nuodingoji žuvėžuda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Piscidia piscipula), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Piscidia piscipula angl. fish poison tree; Jamaica …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Jamaica dogwood — noun small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd pinnate leaves and panicles of red striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods; yields fish poisons • Syn: ↑fish fuddle, ↑Piscidia piscipula, ↑Piscidia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dogwood tree — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cornus florida — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cornus mascula — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piscidia erythrina — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piscidia — noun genus of shrubs or small trees having indehiscent pods with black seeds; roots and bark yield fish poisons • Syn: ↑genus Piscidia • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Papilionoideae, ↑subfamily Papilionoideae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lydia Pinkham — Lily the Pink redirects here. For the popular song by The Scaffold, see Lily the Pink (song). Medicinal compound redirects here. For the general term, see Pharmaceutical drug. Lydia E. Pinkham (from a 1904 pamphlet) Lydia Estes Pinkham (February… …   Wikipedia

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