Definition of Dwarf elder
1. Noun. Dwarf herbaceous elder of Europe having pink flowers and a nauseous odor.
Group relationships: Genus Sambucus, Sambucus
Generic synonyms: Elder, Elderberry Bush
2. Noun. Bristly herb of eastern and central North America having black fruit and medicinal bark.
Group relationships: Genus Aralia
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Literary usage of Dwarf elder
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1. The English Physician Enlarged: With Three Hundred and Sixty-nine Medicines by Nicholas Culpeper (1814)
"dwarf elder, called also Deed. wort, and Wall-wort. Descript. ... The dwarf elder grows wild in many places of England, where being once gotten into a ..."
2. New-England's Rarities Discovered in Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, and by John Josselyn, Edward Tuckerman (1865)
"8 "There is a sort of dwarf-elder, that grows by the sea-side, that hath a red pith. ... Gerard's dwarf-elder (p. 1425) is Sambucus ebulus, ..."
3. Transactions and Collections by American Antiquarian Society (1860)
"The kernels are seldom without maggots in them.7 * " There is a sort of dwarf-elder, that grows by the sea-side, that hath a red pith. ..."
4. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Glascow by Natural History Society of Glasgow (1907)
"It then spins a cocoon and becomes a pupa until the following spring. Mr. Alex. Ross exhibited fresh specimens of the dwarf elder Sambucus Ebulus) from ..."