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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  There  are  several  species,  one  of  which  {Cornus 
  mascula},  called  also  {cornelian  cherry},  bears  a  red 
  acid  berry.  {C.  florida}  is  the  flowering  dogwood,  a 
  small  American  tree  with  very  showy  blossoms. 
 
  {Dogwood  tree}. 
  a  The  dogwood  or  {Cornus}. 
  b  A  papilionaceous  tree  ({Piscidia  erythrina})  growing  in 
  Jamaica.  It  has  narcotic  properties;  --  called  also 
  {Jamaica  dogwood}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dogwood 
  n  1:  a  tree  of  shrub  of  the  genus  Cornus  often  having  showy 
  flower-like  bracts  [syn:  {dogwood  tree},  {cornel}] 
  2:  hard  tough  wood  of  any  dogwood  of  the  genus  Cornus;  resemble 
  boxwood 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dogwood,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  75979 




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