Definition of elderberry
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 : a tree or shrub bearing elderberries
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Among the berries discussed were mulberries, wild strawberries, blackberries, black raspberries, wineberries, blueberries, huckleberries, and elderberries.
Related:Beer Man: Rodenbach remains go-to import for sweet-sour ales The fruit makes up 9% of the ale — 7% cherries and 2% elderberries.
While the cherry is prominent, the elderberries are still noticeable, providing a slight blackberry flavor with tartness.
Emily Mueller also operates the Mueller Honey Bee store, which sells honey and natural remedies made from honey and elderberries.
People also make wine from blackberries and elderberries.
Accompanying the duck is a small plate of your choice, spicy spinach salad, fried rice (bolstered by bits of hamachi or perhaps beef) and a rich duck broth served with udon, pickled green elderberries and — yum — soft-cooked egg.
Along the trailside: Indian plum, salmonberry, bleeding heart, elderberry and huckleberry.
Quince, elderberry, and floribunda rose are just a few of the key components to the scent.
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First Known Use of elderberry
ELDERBERRY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of elderberry for Students
1 : a shrub or small tree with clusters of small white flowers and a black or red berrylike fruit
2 : the fruit of the elderberry
Medical Definition of elderberry
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