wayfaring tree


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. way-out,
  2. waybill,
  3. waycross,
  4. wayfarer,
  5. wayfaring,
  6. waygoing,
  7. waygoing crop,
  8. waylaid,
  9. wayland,
  10. waylay

Origin of wayfaring tree

First recorded in 1590–1600; short for wayfaring man's tree

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British Dictionary definitions for wayfaring tree

wayfaring tree

noun

a caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum lantana, of Europe and W Asia, having white flowers and berries that turn from red to black
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