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silky cornel

noun
1.
a cornel, Cornus amomum, of the eastern U.S., having leaves covered with short, silky hairs on the underside and bearing blue berries.
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  • It is a relative of flowering dogwood, and the one of its many names I like best is silky cornel.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter

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