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Elderberry vs. Elder

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Elderberrynoun

The elder; a shrub or tree of the genus Sambucus.

Elderadjective

Comparative of old: older, greater than another in age or seniority.

Elderberrynoun

The small, edible, purplish-black fruit of this plant, used in cooking and to flavour drinks etc.

Eldernoun

An older person or an older member, usually a leader, of some community.

‘We were presented to the village elder.’;

Elderberrynoun

The berrylike drupe of the elder. That of the Old World elder (Sambucus nigra) and that of the American sweet elder (S. Canadensis) are sweetish acid, and are eaten as a berry or made into wines or jellies.

Eldernoun

One who is older than another.

‘Respect your elders.’;

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Elderberrynoun

the European variety of elder (see 3rd elder), a common black-fruited shrub or small tree of Europe and Asia; the fruit is used for wines and jellies.

Eldernoun

One who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.

Elderberrynoun

common black-fruited shrub or small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies

Eldernoun

An officer of a church, sometimes having teaching responsibilities.

Elderberrynoun

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

Eldernoun

A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments.

‘a travelling elder’;

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Elderberrynoun

the bluish-black or red berry of the elder, used for making jelly or wine.

Eldernoun

One ordained to the lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood.

‘After being a member of the Church for a while, Bill was ordained to the office of elder.’; ‘Jack had been an elder for only a few days when he received a new calling.’;

Elderberrynoun

an elder tree or shrub.

Eldernoun

Male missionary.

‘The elders are coming over for dinner tonight.’;

Eldernoun

Title for a male missionary; title for a general authority.

‘One of the long-time leaders in the Church is Elder Packer.’;

Eldernoun

A pagan or Heathen priest or priestess.

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Eldernoun

A small tree, Sambucus nigra, having white flowers in a cluster, and edible purple berries

Eldernoun

Any of the other species of the genus Sambucus: small trees, shrubs or herbaceous perennials with red, purple, or white/yellow berries (some of which are poisonous).

Elderverb

(Quakerism) To admonish or reprove for improper conduct by the elders of the meeting.

‘I was eldered for directly responding to someone else's message in meeting for worship.’;

Elderadjective

Older; more aged, or existing longer.

‘Let the elder men among us emulate their own earlier deeds.’;

Elderadjective

Born before another; prior in years; senior; earlier; older; as, his elder brother died in infancy; - opposed to younger, and now commonly applied to a son, daughter, child, brother, etc.

‘The elder shall serve the younger.’; ‘But ask of elder days, earth's vernal hour.’;

Eldernoun

One who is older; a superior in age; a senior.

Eldernoun

An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.

‘Carry your head as your elders have done.’;

Eldernoun

A person who, on account of his age, occupies the office of ruler or judge; hence, a person occupying any office appropriate to such as have the experience and dignity which age confers; as, the elders of Israel; the elders of the synagogue; the elders in the apostolic church.

Eldernoun

A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments; as, a traveling elder.

Eldernoun

A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.

Eldernoun

a person who is older than you are

Eldernoun

any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit

Eldernoun

any of various church officers

Elderadjective

used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son;

‘Bill Adams, Sr.’;

Elderadjective

older brother or sister;

‘big sister’;

Elderadjective

(of one or more out of a group of associated people) of a greater age

‘the elder of the two sons’; ‘my elder daughter’;

Elderadjective

used to distinguish between related famous people with the same name

‘Pliny the Elder’;

Eldernoun

people who are older than one

‘schoolchildren were no less fascinated than their elders’;

Eldernoun

a person who is older than one by a specified length of time

‘she was two years his elder’;

Eldernoun

a leader or senior figure in a tribe or other group

‘a council of village elders’;

Eldernoun

an official in the early Christian Church, or of various Protestant Churches and sects

‘he left the Church of which he had been an elder’;

Eldernoun

a member of a senate or governing body.

Eldernoun

a small tree or shrub with pithy stems, white flowers, and bluish-black or red berries.

Eldernoun

used in names of plants that resemble the elder in leaf or flower, e.g. ground elder.

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