Definition of guelder rose in English:

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guelder rose

Pronunciation: /ˈɡɛldə/


A deciduous Eurasian shrub with flattened heads of fragrant creamy-white flowers, followed by clusters of translucent red berries.
Example sentences
  • Another excellent berried shrub is the guelder rose Viburnum opulus.
  • Apparently, Chaucer was fond of eating the berries of the commonly known guelder rose but most find them bitter and smelly.
  • However, in hedgerows, aliens like fuchsia, buddleia and snowberry are pushing out native species like spindle and guelder rose.


Late 16th century: from Dutch geldersche roos 'rose of Gelderland' (see Gelderland).

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