1. elderberry

noun. a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies.


  • elderberry bush
  • common elder
  • bourtree
  • Sambucus nigra
  • European elder
  • black elder

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2. elderberry

noun. berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies.


  • black elderberry
  • drupe
  • sweet elder
  • edible fruit
  • Sambucus canadensis
  • American elder


  • junior

Sentences with elderberry

1. Noun, singular or mass
Or find an elderberry tree and cut off a branch that has been hollowed out if you desire a wooden stem.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Because of pesticide use, deforestation and urban development, thought, the valley elderberry longhorn beetle population has been declining since 1980.

3. Adjective
Take care when deciding whether to plant any elderberry species or variety, as plant parts can be toxic to pets if ingested.