Dwarf 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]


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  • Dwarf elder — Dwarf Dwarf, n.; pl. {Dwarfs}. [OE. dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, AS. dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. dwerg, MHG. twerc, G. zwerg, Icel. dvergr, Sw. & Dan. dverg; of unknown origin.] 1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dwarf elder — žolinis šeivamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeivamedinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Sambucus ebulus), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sambucus ebulus angl. blood elder; Danewort;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dwarf-elder — šiurkščioji aralija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aralijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Aralia hispida), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aralia hispida angl. bristly sarsaparilla; bristly spikenard; dwarf elder …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dwarf elder — noun 1. bristly herb of eastern and central North America having black fruit and medicinal bark • Syn: ↑bristly sarsaparilla, ↑bristly sarsparilla, ↑Aralia hispida • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dwarf — Dwarf, n.; pl. {Dwarfs}. [OE. dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, AS. dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. dwerg, MHG. twerc, G. zwerg, Icel. dvergr, Sw. & Dan. dverg; of unknown origin.] 1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dwarf wall — Dwarf Dwarf, n.; pl. {Dwarfs}. [OE. dwergh, dwerf, dwarf, AS. dweorg, dweorh; akin to D. dwerg, MHG. twerc, G. zwerg, Icel. dvergr, Sw. & Dan. dverg; of unknown origin.] 1. An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elder tree — 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

  • Dwarf alder — may refer to various plants: Rhamnus alnifolia Alnus viridis subsp. fruticosa Fothergilla major Similar names dwarf elder This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

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