guelder rose

[gel-der]
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noun

a shrub, Viburnum opulus, of the honeysuckle family, native to the Old World, having broad clusters of white flowers and scarlet fruit.

Nearby words

  1. gudgeon,
  2. gudgeon pin,
  3. gudmundsson,
  4. gudrun,
  5. guedalla,
  6. guelder-rose,
  7. guelders,
  8. guelph,
  9. guelphs,
  10. guemal

Origin of guelder rose

First recorded in 1590–1600; after Guelders


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British Dictionary definitions for guelder-rose

guelder-rose

noun

a Eurasian caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum opulus, with clusters of white flowers and small red fruits

Word Origin for guelder-rose

C16: from Dutch geldersche roos, from Gelderland or Gelders, province of Holland

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