bourtree
bourtree ourtree n. common black-fruited shrub or small tree ({Sambucus nigra}) of Europe and Asia; -- the fruit is used for wines and jellies.

Syn: black elder, common elder, elderberry, European elder. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • bourtree — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bourtree — n. shrub or small elderberry tree native to Europe and Asia that yields black fruits; fruit of the bourtree used for making jelly and wines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bourtree — /boor tree /, n. See European elder. [1400 50; late ME burtre, equiv. to bur (of uncert. orig.) + tre TREE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bourtree — bour·tree bu̇(ə)r (.)trē, bȯ(ə)r n Brit a large Eurasian black fruited elderberry (Sambucus nigra) formerly valued as a source of dyestuffs and of several folk remedies …   Medical dictionary

  • bourtree — bour·tree …   English syllables

  • bourtree — noun a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies • Syn: ↑black elder, ↑common elder, ↑elderberry, ↑European elder, ↑Sambucus nigra • Hypernyms: ↑elder, ↑eld …   Useful english dictionary

  • bourtree-gun — bourˈtree gun noun A popgun made of an elder twig • • • Main Entry: ↑bourtree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sambucus nigra — bourtree ourtree n. common black fruited shrub or small tree ({Sambucus nigra}) of Europe and Asia; the fruit is used for wines and jellies. Syn: black elder, common elder, elderberry, European elder. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • European elder — noun a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies • Syn: ↑bourtree, ↑black elder, ↑common elder, ↑elderberry, ↑Sambucus nigra • Hypernyms: ↑elder, ↑elderberry bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • Portlethen — infobox UK place country = Scotland official name= Portlethen scots name= gaelic name= population= 6,632 (2006) [http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/statistics/area/portlethen profile2007.pdf] os grid reference= map type=Scotland latitude=57.05… …   Wikipedia

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