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cornel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cornel  \Cor"nel\  (-n?l),  n.  [OF.  cornille,  cornoille,  F. 
  cornouille  cornel  berry,  LL  cornolium  cornel  tree,  fr  L. 
  cornus,  fr  cornu  horn,  in  allusion  to  the  hardness  of  the 
  wood.  See  {Horn}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  The  cornelian  cherry  ({Cornus  Mas}),  a  European 
  shrub  with  clusters  of  small  greenish  flowers,  followed 
  by  very  acid  but  edible  drupes  resembling  cherries. 
 
  2.  Any  species  of  the  genus  {Cornus},  as  {C.  florida},  the 
  flowering  cornel;  {C.  stolonifera},  the  osier  cornel;  {C. 
  Canadensis},  the  dwarf  cornel,  or  bunchberry. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cornel 
  n  :  a  tree  of  shrub  of  the  genus  Cornus  often  having  showy 
  flower-like  bracts  [syn:  {dogwood},  {dogwood  tree}] 




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