What does the word dogwood mean?

Usage examples for dogwood

  1. When mingled with the dogwood, the intense green of the foliage of the two trees, coupled with the white and yellow decorations, made a bouquet of rarest beauty. – Out of Doors--California and Oregon by J. A. Graves
  2. The dogwood, that white maiden of the forest, was still in hiding; the wild cherry, that soon would stand like a bride in her wedding veil, was now just a shy girl in a dress of virginal green; the purplish pink of the red- bud flower was barely visible on its spreading limbs. – Clover and Blue Grass by Eliza Calvert Hall