guelder-rose

guelder rose

[gel-der]
noun
a shrub, Viburnum opulus, of the honeysuckle family, native to the Old World, having broad clusters of white flowers and scarlet fruit.


Origin:
1590–1600; after Guelders

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guelder-rose (ˈɡɛldəˌrəʊz)
 
n
a Eurasian caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum opulus, with clusters of white flowers and small red fruits
 
[C16: from Dutch geldersche roos, from Gelderland or Gelders, province of Holland]

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