guelder rose

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

Examples of guelder rose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike other, fancier-sounding plants—lady’s mantle, love-lies-bleeding, guelder rose—the sunflower, without apparent effort, conjures up a world of warmth and light with two and a half simple syllables. Charlotte Mendelson, The New Yorker, "On Sunflowers, with Love and Hate," 7 Oct. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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