danewort


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danewort

(ˈdeɪnˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) a caprifoliaceous shrub, Sambucus ebulus, native to Europe and Asia and having serrated leaves and white flowers. Also called: daneweed See also elder2
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Noun1.danewort - dwarf herbaceous elder of Europe having pink flowers and a nauseous odor
genus Sambucus, Sambucus - elder; elderberry
elderberry bush, elder - any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
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The iconic story that I love to tell about this is that Stratford used to have its own rarity, a plant called danewort, or the lesser elder, which is nationally scarce but used to grow in abundance in Stratford.