Dogwood

Cornus officinalis is a species of dogwood originated from Korea and China. Known also as Japanese cornel or Japanese cornelian cherry or Cornelian cherries it is a food and medicinal plant.
Sinónimos:
Cornus, Japanese cornel
Categorías: Planta medicinal
Cornus_officinalis (Wikipedia)

Cornus officinalis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Cornales
Family:Cornaceae
Genus:Cornus
Subgenus:Cornus subg. Cornus
Species:
C. officinalis
Binomial name
Cornus officinalis
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Cornus officinalis, the Japanese cornel or Japanese cornelian cherry, is a species of flowering plant in the dogwood family Cornaceae. Despite its name it is native to China and Korea as well as Japan. It is not to be confused with C. mas, which is also known as the Cornelian cherry. It is not closely related to the true cherries of the genus Prunus.

Dogwood (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

dag +‎ wood, from dag (a sharp object).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɒɡwʊd/

Noun

dogwood (countable and uncountable, plural dogwoods)

  1. Any of various small trees of the genus Cornus, especially the wild cornel and the flowering cornel
  2. The wood of such trees and shrubs.
  3. A wood or tree similar to this genus, used in different parts of the world.

Translations

See also

  • dogberry
  • cornel
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