• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Guelder-rose gel′dėr-rōz a species of Viburnum with large white ball-shaped flowers—also called Snowball-tree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Gueldres in Holland.


In literature:

The thrush sang his two syllables on the budding guelder-rose.
"Howards End" by E. M. Forster
The guelder-rose's summer snow-balls, and the mock-orange with its penetrating odor, whiten the still gardens as we pass.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
The 5th, I see strawberries and the Guelder rose in blossom.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
A solitary shrub of mugwort grows at some distance, but in the same district, and in one hedgerow the wild guelder rose flourishes.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
A glint of Jane's white frock could be seen behind a guelder rose near the fountain.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
The dogwood, too, is opening, and the wild guelder-roses there are in full bloom.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
I am going to the cottage, with its windows small and low, Where the sweetbrier twines its roses and the Guelder rose its snow.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
Mrs. Bickford leaned over to pick up a heavy-headed Guelder-rose that had dropped on the floor.
"The Life of Nancy" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Viburnum plicatum (Chinese Guelder Rose).
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
There were guelder roses everywhere, but no syringa.
"Just William" by Richmal Crompton
The distribution of the Guelder Rose as a wild plant extends northwards to Caithness, although it is rare in Scotland.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
The old Guelder Rose or Snowball-tree is beautiful anywhere, but I think it best of all on the cold side of a wall.
"Wood and Garden" by Gertrude Jekyll
There were still some "snowballs" on the great guelder rose-bushes, and the waxberries on the little one's gleamed like pearls.
"The Open Question" by Elizabeth Robins
The guelder rose bears juicy, red, elliptical berries, 1/3 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
The Japanese Guelder Rose (page 45) has large, rounded, barren trusses of white flowers, which open in May.
"Our Flowering Shrubs" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Beyond the feverfew and stocks,
The guelder-rose and hollyhocks;
Outside my trellised porch a tree
Of lilac frames a sky for me.
"The Old Love" by Katharine Tynan