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cornel

[ kawr-nl ]
/ ˈkɔr nl /
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noun
any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus; dogwood.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for cornel

cornel
/ (ˈkɔːnəl) /

noun
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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