Definition of European elder
1. Noun. A common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies.
Generic synonyms: Elder, Elderberry Bush
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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Elder
Literary usage of European elder
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1. Organic materia medica: Including the Standard Remedies of the Leading by Parke, Davis & Company, Davis & Company Parke (1888)
"european elder. Sambucus nigra, Linni, (Bark) Properties.—Alterative, and in sufficient doses cathartic. It is regarded as a valuable adjunct to tonics in ..."
2. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1849)
"I have seen this or our european elder thriving and flowering luxuriantly in the sultry gardens of Barbados and Trinidad, where it is cultivated for ..."
3. List of Medicines Mentioned in Homœopathic Literature by Henry M. Smith (1879)
"Vulg., Black berried european elder ... Bore tree, Common ( European) elder, Elder. Tinct. of the leaves and flowers. ..."
4. Ornamental Gardening for Americans: A Treatise on Beautifying Homes, Rural by Elias A. Long (1899)
"european elder (S. nigra), of large, irregular, picturesque growth, with broad cymes of white flowers in mid-summer. Very popular in European parks, ..."