Its verb meaning: to accomplish by intrigue; to carry on an intrigue, plot or scheme; to arouse the interest, desire or curiosity of.
Its noun meaning: a secret scheme; a clandestine love affair.
Since moving to this house, we are continually adding plants, trees and shrubs to our property. It is a must for us that each one add color, flowers or fruits. We bought many dogwood varieties and imagine my surprise when after four years they produced this little rosy curiosity. I couldn't resist taking photos because of the strange texture, beautiful color and fantastic heart shape. Combine that with a great looking ruffled leaf and just a hint of sunshine - magic!