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wayfaring tree

a Eurasian shrub, Viburnum lantana, of the honeysuckle family, having finely toothed, ovate leaves and branching clusters of white flowers, growing along roadsides and cultivated as an ornamental in North America.
the hobblebush.
Origin of wayfaring tree
First recorded in 1590-1600; short for wayfaring man's tree Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For the elder was known as the wayfaring tree and was sacred to pilgrims and travellers.

  • The twigs of the wayfaring tree are covered with a mealy substance which comes off on the fingers when touched.

    Nature Near London Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for wayfaring tree

wayfaring tree

a caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum lantana, of Europe and W Asia, having white flowers and berries that turn from red to black
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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