Share this entry

wayfaring tree Syllabification: way·far·ing tree
Pronunciation: /ˈwāferiNG ˌtrē/

Definition of wayfaring tree in English:


A white-flowered Eurasian shrub that has berries at different stages of ripening (green, red, and black) occurring together, growing chiefly on calcareous soils.
  • Viburnum lantana, family Caprifoliaceae
Example sentences
  • Select shrubs and trees that produce fruits and berries - cherries and elder for early fruits, Viburnum lantana (wayfaring tree), snowberry, holly and cotoneaster - provide a rich supply of berries in the winter.
  • Most of the trees were leafless, but I think there were three wayfaring trees forming part of the hedge.
  • It contains some maple and wayfaring trees which have not yet spread into the south boundary.

Definition of wayfaring tree in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day luxe
Pronunciation: lʌks
expensive and of high quality; luxurious