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stinking elder


Definitions from WordNet

Noun stinking elder has 1 sense
  1. American red elder, red-berried elder, stinking elder, Sambucus pubens - common North American shrub or small tree
    --1 is a kind of elder, elderberry bush

Definitions from the Web

Stinking Elder

Stinking elder is a type of shrub native to Europe and Western Asia, scientifically known as Sambucus foetidus. It belongs to the honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae and is popularly grown for its attractive foliage and clusters of scented flowers.


1. Noun - Plant

Stinking elder refers to the shrub itself, which typically reaches a height of 6 to 10 feet. It has pinnately compound leaves with a strong, unpleasant odor, giving rise to its distinctive name. The flowers are small and creamy, forming flattened clusters followed by clusters of shiny black berries.

Sample Sentence:

The stinking elder in my garden is attracting a variety of birds with its delicious berries.

2. Adjective - Unpleasant odor

Stinking elder can also function as an adjective to describe anything with a fetid or disagreeable smell.

Sample Sentence:

The garbage left out in the sun emitted a stinking elder odor that made everyone gag.

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