any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus; dogwood.
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How to use cornel in a sentence
Tavis Smiley, the PBS talk show host and close friend to cornel West, often credits West with having a “useable intellect.”
cornel West and Jesse Jackson, for instance, have both suggested that Obama is somehow not black enough.
Others secretly agree with cornel West and Tavis Smiley, who have been unremitting in their criticism of Obama on matters of race.An Obama Campaign Photo That Looks Like a Young Republican Rally | Mansfield Frazier | April 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And one who denounced Harry Belafonte and cornel West to boot!Michael Tomasky: How Herman Cain’s Vanity Sank His Campaign | Michael Tomasky | December 1, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Plus, great thinkers from cornel West to Robert Reich tell us what they're angry about.
In autumn the cornel again becomes conspicuous in the woodlands by reason of its clusters of coral-red fruit.North America | Israel C. Russell
The Dwarf cornel, a little mountain-plant which flowers in July, is found in this 'hole.'Yorkshire--Coast & Moorland Scenes | Gordon Home
Haply there lay a mound hard at hand, crowned with cornel thickets and bristling dense with shafts of myrtle.The Aeneid of Virgil | Virgil
And then,” said Ulenspiegel, “having my soul free of guilt, I have no need to be washed with oak or rinsed with cornel.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2) | Charles de Coster
Her only ornaments were the creamy white blossoms of the low cornel; one cluster in the braids of her hair, and one on her bosom.Saxe Holm's Stories | Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for cornel
any cornaceous plant of the genus Cornus, such as the dogwood and dwarf cornel
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