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Meaning of cornelian cherry

cornel'ian cher'ry

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a Eurasian shrub or small tree, Cornus mas, of the dogwood family, having shiny, ovate leaves and yellow flowers.
  2. its tart, edible, scarlet berry.
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