from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous Eurasian shrub or small tree (Cornus mas) cultivated for its clusters of early blooming, small yellow flowers and cherrylike, edible, sour fruits.
- n. The fruit of this plant, used for jellies and preserves.
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- n. deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit
From cornel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)