elderberry

Definition of elderberry

el´der`ber`ry
n.1.(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 wines or jellies.
2.the European variety of elder (see 3rd elder), a common black-fruited shrub or small tree of Europe and Asia; the fruit is used for wines and jellies.

Related Words

black elder, bourtree, common elder, elder, elderberry bush, European elder, Sambucus nigra
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