Marsh elder
Elder El"der, n. [OE. ellern, eller, AS. ellen, cf. LG. elloorn; perh. akin to OHG. holantar, holuntar, G. holunder; or perh. to E. alder, n.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs ({Sambucus}) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common North American species is {Sambucus Canadensis}; the common European species ({S. nigra}) forms a small tree. The red-berried elder is {S. pubens}. The berries are diaphoretic and aperient. The European elder ({Sambucus nigra}) is also called the {elderberry}, {bourtree}, {Old World elder}, {black elder}, and {common elder}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

{Box elder}. See under 1st {Box}.

{Dwarf elder}. See {Danewort}.

{Elder tree}. (Bot.) Same as {Elder}. --Shak.

{Marsh elder}, the cranberry tree {Viburnum Opulus}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Marsh elder — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsh elder — ☆ marsh elder n. any of a genus (Iva) of North American plants of the composite family, growing in salt marshes and moist soil …   English World dictionary

  • marsh elder — noun any of various coarse shrubby plants of the genus Iva with small greenish flowers; common in moist areas (as coastal salt marshes) of eastern and central North America • Syn: ↑iva • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑bog plant, ↑swamp plant •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsh elder — marsh′ el der n. pln any of various composite plants of the genus Iva that grow in salt marshes • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • marsh elder — noun Date: 1611 any of a genus (Iva) of coarse shrubby composite plants of moist areas in eastern and central North America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • marsh elder — any of various composite plants of the genus Iva, as I. frutescens, that grow in salt marshes. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • burweed marsh elder — noun tall annual marsh elder common in moist rich soil in central North America that can cause contact dermatitis; produces much pollen that is a major cause of hay fever • Syn: ↑false ragweed, ↑Iva xanthifolia • Hypernyms: ↑marsh elder, ↑iva * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marsh — Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster] {Marsh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsh asphodel — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsh cinquefoil — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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