elder, elder flowers

elder, elder flowers
SYN: sambucus.

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  • 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

  • elder — elder1 [el′dər] adj. [ME < OE (Mercian) eldra, ældra, compar. < base of ald, eald, OLD] 1. born or brought forth earlier than another or others; exceeding another in age; senior; older 2. Obs. of longer standing or superior rank, position,… …   English World dictionary

  • elder — Ⅰ. elder [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of one or more out of a group of people) of a greater age. ► NOUN 1) (one s elder) a person of greater age than oneself. 2) a leader or senior figure in a tribe. 3) an official or minister in certain Protestant… …   English terms dictionary

  • elder — elder1 /el deuhr/, adj. a compar. of old with eldest as superl. 1. of greater age; older. 2. of higher rank; senior: an elder officer. 3. of or pertaining to former times; earlier: Much that was forbidden by elder custom is accepted today. n. 4.… …   Universalium

  • Elder Zhang Guo — This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang. Zhang Guo Lao decanting his horse; Japanese painting, late 19th early 20th century Elder Zhang Guo or Zhang Guo Lao (Chinese: 張果老; Pinyin: Zhāng Guǒ Lǎo; Wade Giles: Chang Kuo Lao; J …   Wikipedia

  • elder — el|der1 [ˈeldə US ər] adj especially BrE [: Old English; Origin: ieldra, from eald old ] the elder of two people, especially brothers and sisters, is the one who was born first elder brother/son/sister/daughter etc ▪ His elder son Liam became a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elder — [[t]e̱ldə(r)[/t]] elders 1) ADJ COMPAR: ADJ n, the ADJ, the ADJ of n The elder of two people is the one who was born first. ...his elder brother. ...the elder of her two daughters. 2) N COUNT: poss N A person s elder is someone who is older than… …   English dictionary

  • elder — I. /ˈɛldə / (say elduh) adjective 1. older: * And Ned shall come, too she added, with a consoling glance at her elder brother –henry handel richardson, 1917. 2. senior: an elder officer. 3. earlier: in elder times. –noun 4. a person who is older… …  

  • elder —    Traditional attitudes towards the elder are contradictory. Many people thought it evil, and would never lop it, bring its flowers into the house, or make tools from its wood; to burn it would bring death, or the Devil, into the house. Its… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

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