[ kawr-nl ]
/ ˈkɔr nl /


any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus; dogwood.

Origin of cornel

1400–50; late Middle English corneille < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *cornicul(a), equivalent to Latin corn(us) cornel + -i- -i- + -cula -cule1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cornel


/ (ˈkɔːnəl) /


any cornaceous plant of the genus Cornus, such as the dogwood and dwarf cornel

Word Origin for cornel

C16: probably from Middle Low German kornelle, from Old French cornelle, from Vulgar Latin cornicula (unattested), from Latin cornum cornel cherry, from cornus cornel tree
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