Definition of cornus in English:

cornus

Line breaks: cor¦nus
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnəs
 
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noun

  • A plant of a genus that comprises the dogwoods.
    • Genus Cornus, family Cornaceae
    More example sentences
    • This is cheap and easy to do with specimens such as berberis, buddleia, cornus, kerria, philadelphus, spirea and willow.
    • Now is the time to take hardwood cuttings from shrubs such as dogwood or cornus, says Gina Parkinson.
    • Deciduous shrubs can also be used, especially for inside decoration, where long, bare branches of cornus or willow look good put into a large, heavy container and draped with fairy lights.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin, 'dogwood'.

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