Box 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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  • Box Elder — (engl. für den Eschen Ahorn) ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Box Elder (Montana) Box Elder (South Dakota) Box Elder (Tennessee) Box Elder County Diese Seite …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • box elder — a North American maple, Acer negundo, having light gray brown bark, pinnate, coarsely toothed leaves, and dry, winged fruit, cultivated as a shade tree, and yielding a light, soft wood used in making furniture, woodenware, etc. [1780 90, Amer.] * …   Universalium

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