Definition of guelder rose in English:

guelder rose

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Pronunciation: /ˈgɛldə


  • A deciduous Eurasian shrub with flattened heads of fragrant creamy-white flowers, followed by clusters of translucent red berries.
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    • 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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