red-dogwood

red dogwood

noun
1.
a Eurasian dogwood, Cornus sanguinea, having greenish-white flowers and dark-red branches.
2.
a variety of flowering dogwood, Cornus florida rubra, having red or pink bracts.

Origin:
1950–55

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red dogwood

noun
1. European deciduous shrub turning red in autumn having dull white flowers [syn: common European dogwood
2. common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers [syn: red osier
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