Definitions for: Elderberry


[n] berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies
[n] common black-fruited shrub or small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies



Webster (1913) Definition: El"der*ber`ry, n. (Bot.)
The berrylike drupe of the elder. That of the Old World elder
(Sambucus nigra) and that of the American sweet elder ({S.
Canadensis}) are sweetish acid, and are eaten as a berry or
made into wine.

Synonyms: black elder, bourtree, common elder, European elder, Sambucus nigra

See Also: American elder, black elderberry, drupe, edible fruit, elder, elderberry bush, Sambucus canadensis, stone fruit, sweet elder

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