guelder rose


guel·​der rose ˈgel-dər- How to pronounce guelder rose (audio)
: a highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus) of Eurasia and northern Africa
especially : a cultivated form with large roundish heads of usually white sterile flowers

Examples of guelder rose in a Sentence

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Word History


Guelderland, Gelderland, Netherlands

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guelder rose was in 1597

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“Guelder rose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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