Definition of cornus in English:


Line breaks: cor¦nus
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnəs


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.


modern Latin, from Latin, 'dogwood'.