Definition of Elderberry bush
1. Noun. Any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit.
Group relationships: Genus Sambucus, Sambucus
Specialized synonyms: American Elder, Black Elderberry, Sambucus Canadensis, Sweet Elder, Blue Elder, Blue Elderberry, Sambucus Caerulea, Danewort, Dwarf Elder, Sambucus Ebulus, Black Elder, Bourtree, Common Elder, Elderberry, European Elder, Sambucus Nigra, American Red Elder, Red-berried Elder, Sambucus Pubens, Stinking Elder, European Red Elder, Red-berried Elder, Sambucus Racemosa
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
Lexicographical Neighbors of Elderberry Bush
Literary usage of Elderberry bush
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Tsimshian Texts by Franz Boas (1902)
"... A little before the Stone gave birth to her child. the elderberry bush gave birth to her children. For that reason the Indians do not live many years. ..."
2. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
"One's delight in an elderberry bush overhanging the confused leafage of a ... And there is no better reason for preferring this elderberry bush than that it ..."
3. The Apostle of Alaska: The Story of William Duncan, of Metlakahtla by John William Arctander (1909)
"The rock was a little slow, so the elderberry bush became first with child. Therefore, man is weak and sickly, and dies. If the rock had come first, ..."
4. The Schoolmaster in Literature: Containing Selections from the Writings of by Hubert Marshall Skinner, Edward Eggleston (1892)
"And there is no better reason for preferring this elderberry bush than that it stirs an early memory—that it is no novelty in my life, speaking to me merely ..."