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danewort

noun
  1. a caprifoliaceous shrub, Sambucus ebulus, native to Europe and Asia and having serrated leaves and white flowersSee also elder 2
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  • Sambucus ebulus, dwarf elder, walwort, or danewort—among the rubbish and ruined foundations of the Priory.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2

    Gilbert White

  • Parkinson, however, thinks the plant obtained the name of Danewort because it would cause a flux called the Danes.

  • Augier wrote one volume of verse, which he modestly called 'Pariétaire,' the name of a common little vine, the English danewort.