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Noun elder has 3 senses
  1. elder, senior - a person who is older than you are
    --1 is a kind of adult, grownup
    --1 has particulars: dean, doyen; doyenne
  2. elder, elderberry bush - any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
    --2 is a kind of shrub, bush
    --2 is a member of Sambucus, genus Sambucus
    --2 has particulars:
     American elder, black elderberry, sweet elder, Sambucus canadensis; blue elder, blue elderberry, Sambucus caerulea; dwarf elder, danewort, Sambucus ebulus; bourtree, black elder, common elder, elderberry, European elder, Sambucus nigra; American red elder, red-berried elder, stinking elder, Sambucus pubens; European red elder, red-berried elder, Sambucus racemosa
  3. elder - any of various church officers
    --3 is a kind of
    church officer
    --3 has particulars: presbyter
elder care elder hand elder statesman elderberry elderberry bush elderdown elderliness elderly elders elders eldership eldery eldery care eldest eldest hand eldorado eldrich

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