• WordNet 3.6
    • n bourtree a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bourtree A Scotch name of the elder-tree, Sambucus nigra.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bourtree bōōr′trē the elder-tree—also Boun′tree
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scot.; ety. unknown.


In literature:

I was behind that bourtree bush at the very moment.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott