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.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Elder

European corn borer
European country
European cranberry
European cranberry bush
European cranberrybush
European creeper
European cuckoo
European curlew
European dewberry
European dogtooth
European dragon
European dragons
European eel
European eels
European elder
European elk
European elm
European field elm
European fire salamander
European flatfish
European fly honeysuckle
European gallinule
European garden spider
European garden spiders
European goatsucker
European hackberry
European hake
European hare
European hares

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, ..."

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