guelder rose

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guel·der rose

 (gĕl′dər)
n.
A Eurasian shrub (Viburnum opulus var. opulus) having clusters of white flowers and small red fruit.

[After Guelderland , (Gelderland), The Netherlands.]

guelder rose

(ˈɡɛldə)
n
(Plants) a Eurasian caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum opulus, with clusters of white flowers and small red fruits
[C16: from Dutch geldersche roos, from Gelderland or Gelders, province of Holland]

guel′der rose`

or guel′der•rose`

(ˈgɛl dər)
n.
a European shrub, Viburnum opulus, of the honeysuckle family, with large clusters of white flowers. Also called snowball.
[1590–1600; after Guelders]
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Noun1.guelder rose - deciduous thicket-forming Old World shrub with clusters of white flowers and small bright red berriesguelder rose - deciduous thicket-forming Old World shrub with clusters of white flowers and small bright red berries
genus Viburnum, Viburnum - deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees: arrow-wood; wayfaring tree
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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And the light music of the dropping whey is in my ears, mingling with the twittering of a bird outside the wire network window--the window overlooking the garden, and shaded by tall Guelder roses.
The trees, with their different kinds of foliage, rise up straight and tall, fantastically colored by patches of lichen, forming magnificent colonnades, with a line of straggling hedgerow of guelder rose, briar rose, box and arbutus above and below the roadway at their feet.
The--er--Aster, and the Crocus, and the--er--Ladies' Smock in her season, the Chrysanthemum after her kind, and the Guelder Rose bringing forth abundantly withal.