Definition of elderberry in English:



  • 1The bluish-black or red berry of the elder, used especially for making jelly or wine.

    • ‘Elderberry wine, which is alcoholic, is a traditional country product.’
    • ‘There are no confirmed drug interactions with elderberry extract.’
    • ‘As a dietary supplement, " high anthocyanin " elderberry extracts are finding their way onto health-food stores shelves.’
    • ‘Individual breweries add such esoteric ingredients as coriander, thyme, lemongrass, figs, bananas or elderberries to give their products a unique flavour.’
    • ‘There were also dried berries, possibly elderberries and blueberries, and a type of root.’
    • ‘Wild fruit jellies, such as elderberry, rowanberry, sloe or crab apple, also make a great accompaniment.’
    • ‘Elderberry extracts are generally without side effects when taken in the suggested dosages.’
    • ‘Sugar was being added and elderberry juice being used to give colour to poor, overstretched wines.’
    • ‘An elderberry syrup over a handmade ice cream makes for a luxurious desert, too.’
    • ‘The most familiar use of the elder tree is probably that of the berries being cooked to make elderberry wine and various jams and jellies.’
    1. 1.1 An elder tree or shrub.
      • ‘With the ponds there were lots of elderberry bushes and wild rose trees.’
      • ‘Sambuca, which taste of licorice like Pernod, is actually flavored with flowers of the elderberry bush.’
      • ‘Some popular small trees and shrubs with birds are: blueberries, elderberries, hollies, cherries, and dogwoods.’
      • ‘Each bed is edged with overlapping hoops formed from small cuttings of apple, elderberry and pear trees.’
      • ‘Red willow, arroyo willow, elderberry, and McDonald oak are present in the tree and shrub layers.’
      • ‘‘We have elderberry and Nanking cherry bushes, apple and plum trees, hazelnut, walnut and butternut trees, and white pine,’ says Handeen.’
      • ‘We have the elderberry trees on our farm entirely by accident.’
      • ‘Prominent shrubs are swamp dogwood and elderberry.’
      • ‘I'm not a home brewer or wine-maker but as I gaze upon my elderberry tree, laden with blossoms and fruit, I am inspired to give it a go.’
      • ‘The adjacent habitat usually includes red alder, black elderberry, Scouler's willow, black cottonwood, red-osier dogwood, and yellow monkey flower.’