AskDefine | Define cornel

Dictionary Definition

cornel n : a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers [syn: dogwood, dogwood tree]

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From cornus.


  1. Any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus, i.e., dogwood, especially C. mas, the European cornel.
  2. The cherry-like fruit of such plants, certain of which are edible, often termed a cornelian cherry or cornel cherry.

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