from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shrubby North American dogwood (Cornus sericea) having red branches, clusters of small white flowers, and bluish-white fruit.

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  • noun common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers
  • noun Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin


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