elderberry bush


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Noun1.elderberry bush - any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
genus Sambucus, Sambucus - elder; elderberry
American elder, black elderberry, Sambucus canadensis, sweet elder - common elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries; fruit used in wines and jellies
blue elder, blue elderberry, Sambucus caerulea - shrub or small tree of western United States having white flowers and blue berries; fruit used in wines and jellies
danewort, dwarf elder, Sambucus ebulus - dwarf herbaceous elder of Europe having pink flowers and a nauseous odor
black elder, bourtree, common elder, elderberry, European elder, Sambucus nigra - a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
American red elder, Sambucus pubens, stinking elder, red-berried elder - common North American shrub or small tree
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
References in classic literature ?
One's delight in an elderberry bush overhanging the confused leafage of a hedgerow bank, as a more gladdening sight than the finest cistus or fuchsia spreading itself on the softest undulating turf, is an entirely unjustifiable preference to a nursery-gardener, or to any of those regulated minds who are free from the weakness of any attachment that does not rest on a demonstrable superiority of qualities.
The elderberry bush is one of my favourites because it bears elderflowers in the summer which are perfect for making into a cordial and serving with champagne (a popular drink in the restaurant).
This year, I introduced two jujube trees, an elderberry bush, and space for a few cantaloupe/honeydew vines.