[ dawg-woo d, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌwʊd, ˈdɒg- /


any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus, especially C. sanguinea, of Europe, or C. florida, of America.
the wood of any such tree.
a light to medium brown or a medium yellowish-brown color.


having the color dogwood.

Origin of dogwood

First recorded in 1610–20; dog + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for dogwood

/ (ˈdɒɡˌwʊd) /


any of various cornaceous trees or shrubs of the genus Cornus, esp C. sanguinea, a European shrub with clusters of small white flowers and black berries: the shoots are red in winter
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