elderberry

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noun el·der·ber·ry \ˈel-də(r)-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of elderberry

  1. 1 :  the edible black or red berrylike drupe of any of a genus (Sambucus) of shrubs or trees of the honeysuckle family bearing flat clusters of small white or pink flowers

  2. 2 :  a tree or shrub bearing elderberries

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First Known Use of elderberry

1589


ELDERBERRY Defined for English Language Learners

elderberry

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noun el·der·ber·ry \ˈel-də(r)-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of elderberry for English Language Learners

  • : a black or red berry that comes from a type of bush or tree with bunches of white or pink flowers

  • : a tree or bush that produces elderberries


ELDERBERRY Defined for Kids

elderberry

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noun el·der·ber·ry \ˈel-dər-ˌber-ē\

Definition of elderberry for Students

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elderberries

  1. 1 :  a shrub or small tree with clusters of small white flowers and a black or red berrylike fruit

  2. 2 :  the fruit of the elderberry


Medical Dictionary

elderberry

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noun el·der·ber·ry \ˈel-də(r)-ˌber-ē\

Medical Definition of elderberry

plural

elderberries

  1. 1:  the edible black or red berrylike drupe of a tree or shrub of the genus Sambucus that is eaten raw or processed into preserves or wines

  2. 2:  any tree or shrub of the genus Sambucus including several whose flowers or fruits were once considered to have medicinal properties—see bourtree, sambucus 2


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