Definition of American elder
1. Noun. Common elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries; fruit used in wines and jellies.
Terms within: Elderberry
Generic synonyms: Elder, Elderberry Bush
Lexicographical Neighbors of American Elder
Literary usage of American elder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"american elder. species. The silver-leaved, ar- ge'ntea, is a variety of the European ... —-Golden american elder. the taller growth and smaller pith of the ..."
2. Our Northern Shrubs and how to Identify Them: A Handbook for the Nature-lover by Harriet Louise Keeler (1903)
"The flower cluster, instead of being broad and flat like that of the American Elder, is pyramidal. The tiny flowers so dispose themselves that they seem ..."
3. Biltmore Nursery, Biltmore, N.C. (1907)
"american elder. A tall shrub with stout stems filled with white pith. Widely distributed from Canada and ... A splendid companion for the american elder, ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"... canadensis L. american elder. The broad, flat cymes are very numerous and conspicuous. The flowers attract very few visitors, as they contain no honey ..."