dwarf elder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dwarf elder bristly herb of eastern and central North America having black fruit and medicinal bark
    • n dwarf elder dwarf herbaceous elder of Europe having pink flowers and a nauseous odor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dwarf elder (Bot) danewort.
    • Dwarf elder See Danewort.
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Usage

In literature:

The elder was of a monstrous shape, but a mere dwarf.
"The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete" by Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
Sambucus Ebulus (Dwarf Elder) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
I don't know how we should ever have got up if l'Encuerado had not thought of cutting some branches of dwarf elder for walking-sticks.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Dwarf elder, superstition connected with, 216.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
The dwarf elder, a distinct species, though not connected with an individual, commemorates a race, being known as Dane's blood.
"Springtime and Other Essays" by Francis Darwin
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