|Subgenus:||Cornus subg. Cornus|
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.
dag + wood, from dag (“a sharp object”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɒɡwʊd/
dogwood (countable and uncountable, plural dogwoods)
- Any of various small trees of the genus Cornus, especially the wild cornel and the flowering cornel
- The wood of such trees and shrubs.
- A wood or tree similar to this genus, used in different parts of the world.