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Noun: elderberry  'el-du(r),be-ree
  1. A common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
    - bourtree, black elder, common elder, European elder, Sambucus nigra
  2. Berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies

Derived forms: elderberries

Type of: drupe, edible fruit, elder, elderberry bush, stone fruit

Part of: American elder, black elderberry, Sambucus canadensis, sweet elder

Encyclopedia: Elderberry