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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a shrubby dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) with dark-red branches and white or bluish fruit
- any of several willows with reddish or purple stems
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A North American shrub (Cornus sericea) often growing in dense clumps and having red branches, white flowers, and bluish-white drupes.