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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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.
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.
There were the tall hollyhocks beginning to flower and dazzle the eye with their pink, white, and yellow; there were the syringas and Guelder roses, all large and disorderly for want of trimming; there were leafy walls of scarlet beans and late peas; there was a row of bushy filberts in one direction, and in another a huge apple-tree making a barren circle under its low-spreading boughs.
Viburnum opulus, the guelder rose, is a beautiful native shrub that bears hordes of berries from March to November.
Viburnum opulus, the guelder rose, is a beautiful native shrub that bears hordes of glistening berries from March through to November.
Some plants are ideal to help birds survive the winter, including, from left, teasel, pyracantha and a Guelder rose
Bullthrushes Viburnum opulus, the guelder rose, is a beautiful native shrub that bears hordes of glistening berries from March through to November.
Another all-rounder, with beautiful flowers in late spring and great autumn colour, is the yellow-fruited guelder rose, Viburnum opulus Xanthocarpum.
That these palisads be elegantly planted, diligently kept and supply'd with such shrubs as yield the most fragrant and odoriferous flowers, and are aptest to tinge the Aer upon every gentle emission at a great distance: such as are the sweet-brier, all the periclymena's and woodbines; the common white and yellow jessamine, both the syringa's or pipe trees; the guelder rose, the musk, and all other roses; genista hispanica .