Definition of elderberry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeldərˌberē/

noun (plural elderberries)

1The bluish-black or red berry of the elder, used especially for making jelly or wine.
Example sentences
  • There were also dried berries, possibly elderberries and blueberries, and a type of root.
  • The most familiar use of the elder tree is probably that of the berries being cooked to make elderberry wine and various jams and jellies.
  • Wild fruit jellies, such as elderberry, rowanberry, sloe or crab apple, also make a great accompaniment.
1.1An elder tree or shrub.
Example sentences
  • Some popular small trees and shrubs with birds are: blueberries, elderberries, hollies, cherries, and dogwoods.
  • Red willow, arroyo willow, elderberry, and McDonald oak are present in the tree and shrub layers.
  • Each bed is edged with overlapping hoops formed from small cuttings of apple, elderberry and pear trees.

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Syllabification: eld·er·ber·ry

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