Definition of Sweet elder

1. Noun. Common elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries; fruit used in wines and jellies.

Exact synonyms: American Elder, Black Elderberry, Sambucus Canadensis
Terms within: Elderberry
Generic synonyms: Elder, Elderberry Bush



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Elder

sweet cheeks
sweet cherry
sweet chestnut
sweet cicely
sweet cider
sweet ciders
sweet clover
sweet coltsfoot
sweet corn
sweet corn plant
sweet corns
sweet cream
sweet cup
sweet dreams
sweet elder (current term)
sweet false chamomile
sweet fern
sweet flag
sweet flags
sweet four o'clock
sweet gale
sweet goldenrod
sweet granadilla
sweet gum
sweet gum tree
sweet gum trees
sweet hereafter

Literary usage of Sweet elder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Forester's Manual: Or, The Forest Trees of Eastern North America by Ernest Thompson Seton (1912)
"... ELDER-BLOW, ELDERBERRY, sweet elder OR BORE PLANT. (Sambucus canadensis) \ A bush 4 to 10 feet high, well known for its large pith which can be pushed ..."

2. The Farmers' Alliance History and Agricultural Digest by Nelson A. Dunning (1891)
"... one ounce; carbolic acid, one drachm; mix and boil over a slow fire. Skim off the filth and add two ounces of the scraping of sweet elder. ..."

3. The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English: Or, Medicine by Ray Vaughn Pierce (1918)
"sweet elder- flowers are a valuable alterative, diuretic, mucous and glandular stimulant, excellent in eruptive, cutaneous, and scrofulous diseases of ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"AMERICAN or sweet elder. Fig. 3543. Shrub, to 12 ft., stoloniferous: branches pale yellowish gray, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The best-known species in America js S. canadensis, the common or sweet elder, which is frequently seen in fence-rows, along roadsides, and on the margins ..."

6. The Forester's Manual: Or, The Forest Trees of Eastern North America by Ernest Thompson Seton (1912)
"... ELDER-BLOW, ELDERBERRY, sweet elder OR BORE PLANT. (Sambucus canadensis) \ A bush 4 to 10 feet high, well known for its large pith which can be pushed ..."

7. The Farmers' Alliance History and Agricultural Digest by Nelson A. Dunning (1891)
"... one ounce; carbolic acid, one drachm; mix and boil over a slow fire. Skim off the filth and add two ounces of the scraping of sweet elder. ..."

8. The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English: Or, Medicine by Ray Vaughn Pierce (1918)
"sweet elder- flowers are a valuable alterative, diuretic, mucous and glandular stimulant, excellent in eruptive, cutaneous, and scrofulous diseases of ..."

9. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"AMERICAN or sweet elder. Fig. 3543. Shrub, to 12 ft., stoloniferous: branches pale yellowish gray, ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The best-known species in America js S. canadensis, the common or sweet elder, which is frequently seen in fence-rows, along roadsides, and on the margins ..."

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