Any of various plants of the genus Cornus, which includes the bunchberry and dogwoods.(noun)
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Use "cornel" in a sentence
"The low-cornel is opening; its cups are greenish now, but they will soon bleach to a pure white."
" All his squires were equipped as he was, with scarlet tunics, breastplates of bronze, and brazen helmets plumed with white, short swords, and a lance of cornel-wood apiece."
"Then taking four rods, made of the cornel tree, of equal length, and of the thickness of a finger, and of such length that when bent they will admit of being adjusted to the appendages, care should be taken that the extremities of the rods bear not upon the skin, but on the extremities of the balls."