Definition of elderberry in English:

elderberry

Line breaks: elder|berry
Pronunciation: /ˈɛldəbɛri
 
, -b(ə)ri/

noun (plural elderberries)

  • 1The bluish-black or red berry of the elder, used for making jelly or wine.
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    • 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.
  • 2An elder tree or shrub.
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    • 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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