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guelder rose

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

First recorded in 1590–1600; after Guelders
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Examples from the Web for guelder-rose

Historical Examples

  • And it is impossible to bear with the guelder-rose—the guelder-rose must be adored.

    Browning's Heroines

    Ethel Colburn Mayne

  • Judith with one finger trifled with the guelder-rose bunch in her lap musingly, not desirous to resume her play with it.

    In the Roar of the Sea

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • It is the parent of the well-known Guelder-Rose, which is merely its double-flowered form.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • The guelder-rose's summer snow-balls, and the mock-orange with its penetrating odor, whiten the still gardens as we pass.

    Nancy

    Rhoda Broughton

  • At the sides of the house were bushes of lilac and guelder-rose and privet, entirely hiding the farm buildings behind.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence


British Dictionary definitions for guelder-rose

guelder-rose

noun
  1. a Eurasian caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum opulus, with clusters of white flowers and small red fruits
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Word Origin

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