Cornel meaning

kôr'nəl, -nĕl'
Any of various plants of the genus Cornus, which includes the bunchberry and dogwoods.
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Dogwood, esp. bunchberry.
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(botany) Any tree or shrub of the dogwood subgenera, Cornus subg. Chamaepericlymenum or Cornus subg. Cornus, especially Cornus mas, the European cornel.
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The cherry-like fruit of such plants, certain of which are edible.
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Origin of cornel

  • Short for German Kornelbaum cornel tree (from Middle High German kurnelboum) (from Old High German kurnilboum) or from French cornouille both from Medieval Latin corniola from diminutive of Latin cornus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin cornus (“the European cornel”).
    From Wiktionary