Definition of “dogwood” - English Dictionary

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“dogwood” in British English

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dogwoodnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdɒɡ.wʊd/ us /ˈdɑːɡ.wʊd/

Examples from literature

  • Dismounting, he moved with caution through a mass of dogwood and laurel to the bank. 
  • Frosts have not yet bronzed the dogwood in the hedges, and the hazel leaves are fairly firm. 
  • I rode in the cars through miles on miles of flowering dogwood and pink azalea. 
  • The dogwoods were quite dormant. 
  • The drawing-room or wherever the ceremony is to be performed is often decorated with pots of pale pink roses, or daisies, or branches of dogwood or white lilacs. 

(Definition of “dogwood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“dogwood” in American English

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dogwoodnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈdɔɡˌwʊd/

a bush or tree that has white or pink flowers in the spring and grows wild or in a garden

(Definition of “dogwood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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