Definition of Elderberry

1. Noun. A common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies.




2. Noun. Berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies.

Definition of Elderberry

1. n. 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.

Definition of Elderberry

1. Noun. elder; a shrub or tree of the genus ''Sambucus'' ¹

2. Noun. the small, edible, purplish-black fruit of this plant used in cooking and to flavour drinks etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elderberry

1. [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Elderberry

elcesaite
elchee
elchees
elchi
elchis
eld
elden
eldened
eldening
eldens
elder
elder abuse
elder hand
elder statesman
elderberries
elderberry (current term)
elderberry bush
elderberrying
eldercare
eldercares
elderdom
elderflower
elderflowers
elderhood
elderish
elderlies
elderliness
elderlinesses
elderly
eldern

Literary usage of Elderberry

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

1. Sketch of the Evolution of Our Native Fruits by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1898)
"The elderberry The common elderberry is almost certain to become the parent of a race of domestic fruit-bearing plants. Something has already been done ..."

2. Indicators and Test-papers: Their Source, Preparation, Application, and by Alfred Isaac Cohn (1902)
"elderberry PAPER ALKALIES = Blue to Green ACIDS = Red Preparation : elderberry paper is prepared by impregnating filtering-paper with the juice of the ..."

3. The Mendelssohn Club Cook Book by Mendelssohn Club (Rockford, Ill.) (1909)
"Blackberry, elderberry, grape or rhubarb wine may be made in the same way with the exception that a smaller proportion of sugar is required for blackberry ..."

4. The Improved Housewife: Or, Book of Receipts : with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster, A married lady (1844)
"elderberry Sirup. Take berries perfectly ripe ; wash, and strain them ; put a pint of molasses to a pint of the juice; boil it twenty minutes, ..."

5. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"... A Burbank Hybrid elderberry Mr. Burbank has utilized all of the species and varieties of elder that he could obtain in his ..."

6. All the Year Round: A Nature Reader by Frances Lucia Strong, Martha Allen Lane (1896)
"exclaimed a little bud on an elderberry twig. " Yes," answered her twin sister, " I believe spring has come at last. How glad I am ! ..."

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