Definition of guelder rose in English:

guelder rose

noun

  • A deciduous Eurasian shrub with flattened heads of fragrant creamy-white flowers, followed by clusters of translucent red berries.

    • ‘Apparently, Chaucer was fond of eating the berries of the commonly known guelder rose but most find them bitter and smelly.’
    • ‘Another excellent berried shrub is the guelder rose Viburnum opulus.’
    • ‘However, in hedgerows, aliens like fuchsia, buddleia and snowberry are pushing out native species like spindle and guelder rose.’
    • ‘And cut into hedges of Crataegus pedicellata, Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’, white lilac, field hedges and guelder rose, are spaces specially cut in preparation for more artistic deliveries.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Dutch geldersche roos ‘rose of Gelderland’ (see Gelderland).

Pronunciation

guelder rose

/ˈɡɛldə/