The cornelian cherry Cornus Mas a European shrub with groups of tiny greenish blossoms followed closely by extremely acidic but edible drupes resembling cherries
- a tree of shrub regarding the genus Cornus frequently having showy bracts resembling flowers
- The cornelian cherry (Cornus Mas), a European shrub with clusters of tiny, greenish flowers, followed by very acid but edible drupes resembling cherries.
- Any types of the genus Cornus, as C. florida, the flowering cornel; C. stolonifera, the osier cornel; C. Canadensis, the dwarf cornel, or bunchberry.
Variant of Cornell: College, title of a town.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Male
a form of tree or shrub with an edible fruit, 1550s, from German cornel-baum, from Old tall German cornul, from Medieval Latin cornolium, from French cornouille, from Vulgar Latin *cornuculum, from Latin cornum "cornel-cherry," maybe related to Greek kerasos "cherry." Old English additionally had borrowed the Latin term, in corntreow. The plant had been noted for the real wood, which was well-liked by the ancients in making shafts of spears and arrows.
Oracle declared that whoever succeeded in untying the strangely entwined knot of cornel bark which bound the yoke to the pole should reign over all Asia.