guelder rose

noun
guel·​der rose | \ ˈgel-dər- How to pronounce guelder rose (audio) , -də- \

Definition of guelder rose

: a highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus) of Eurasia and northern Africa especially : a cultivated form with large roundish heads of usually white sterile flowers

First Known Use of guelder rose

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for guelder rose

Guelderland, Gelderland, Netherlands

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“Guelder rose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guelder%20rose. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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