dogwood tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dogwood tree a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dogwood tree The dogwood or Cornus.
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Usage

In literature:

There was a great beech-tree, between which and a dogwood I had the year before suspended a hammock.
"The Magic Egg and Other Stories" by Frank Stockton
The dogwood tree by the house was now in flower.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
They said the first time one of them dogwood trees put forth an Amsden's June peach I might come back and get my things.
"The Gentle Grafter" by O. Henry
Senators were less ornamental than the dogwood or even the judas-tree.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
Every woodland tree is flushing like the dogwood, Flashing like the whitebeam, swaying like the reed.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
The principal river-side trees are poplar, alder, willow, broad-leaved maple, and Nuttall's flowering dogwood.
"The Yosemite" by John Muir
On a southern hillside he found a dogwood-tree with its blossomed firmament of white stars.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Look how white is that dogwood-tree!
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
The Judas-tree was red, the dogwood white, the honey-locust a breath from Eden.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
Trees were in leaf, the beautiful dogwood was in flower, and the woods were fragrant with the blossoms of May.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
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In poetry:

Who waits for me, where, note for note,
The birds make glad the forest trees?—
A dogwood blossom at her throat,
My May among th' anemones.
"Discovery" by Madison Julius Cawein
Witch-hazel, dogwood, and the maple here;
And there the oak and hickory;
Linn, poplar, and the beech-tree, far and near
As the eased eye can see.
"The Wood" by Madison Julius Cawein
When the owlet hoots in the dogwood tree,
That leans to the rippling Run;
And the wind is a wildwood melody,
And summer is almost done—
It's oh, for the bridge and the bramble lane,
And the fragrant hush and her hands again!
"In The Lane" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Folklore has it that the dogwood tree was used for the wood of the cross of Jesus, so a good number of dogwoods turn up on gravestones .
A pink dogwood tree has been planted behind C.C.
More than 35 acres of the parcel is wetland, with the conifer trees in the swamp bumping against red osier dogwood in an adjacent shrub-carr.
To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug 31, or join online at www. arborday .org/august.
Sylvia Poll with the Germantown Beautification Commission hands out free dogwood seedlings at the City of Germantown's Arbor Day tree giveaway and Living Green in Germantown Expo.
Sequoias, dogwood, and maple were runners-up for America's national tree, according to an Arbor Day Foundation poll.
Catherine Calhoun of Fayetteville decorates a flowering dogwood tree Sunday in front of her home on West Center Street in Fayetteville.
Receive 10 Free White Flowering Dogwood Trees By Joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.
A century after Japan presented the US with a gift of 3,000 cherry trees, the US is reciprocating with 3,000 specially bred dogwoods .
Dogwood trees in bloom in Yakima.
Anytime right around this week you will want to prune back any spring-flowering trees, dogwoods for example, or bushes like azaleas, rhododendrons, forsythia, and lilacs.
Lynne Phillips, owner of Natural Art Garden Center, arranges a dogwood tree and some flowering plants for a future rain garden.
To me, with the warm temperatures, crowds of people (some costumed), live music, and the blooming bluebonnets and dogwood trees along Town Lake, it is a rite of spring.
The azaleas beneath my front windows are heavy with deep pink blossoms and the dogwood trees look like they are sprouting cotton candy.
Kousa dogwood trees have delicate-looking flowers in late spring and stunning red fruit and foliage color in fall.
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