guelder rose

[ gel-der ]
/ ˈgɛl dər /


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

Origin of guelder rose

First recorded in 1590–1600; after Guelders Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for guelder-rose


/ (ˈɡɛldəˌrəʊz) /


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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