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european elder


Definitions from WordNet

Noun european elder has 1 sense
  1. bourtree, black elder, common elder, elderberry, European elder, Sambucus nigra - common black-fruited shrub or small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
    --1 is a kind of elder, elderberry bush

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European Elder


The European elder, scientifically known as Sambucus nigra, is a deciduous shrub native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western Asia. It is greatly admired for its clusters of fragrant flowers and dark purple berries. The European elder is highly valued for its culinary and medicinal properties and is often used in various traditional remedies and recipes.

Sample Sentences

  • The European elder is a versatile plant that can be used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
  • In European folklore, the European elder was believed to have magical properties and was thought to protect against evil spirits.
  • The European elder tree produces beautiful white flowers that are commonly used to make elderflower cordial.
  • The dark purple berries of the European elder are harvested in late summer and can be used in jams, pies, and wines.
  • Many people prefer using European elder supplements to boost their immune system.

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