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Noun: elder  el-du(r)
  1. A person who is older than you are
    - senior, oldie [informal]
  2. Any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical Northern Hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
    - elderberry bush
  3. Any of various church officers
Adjective: elder  el-du(r)
  1. Used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
    - older, sr.

Derived forms: elders

See also: senior

Type of: adult, bush, church officer, grownup, shrub

Part of: genus Sambucus, Sambucus

Encyclopedia: Elder, Ontario