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Shrub vs. Elder

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Shrubnoun

A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.

Elderadjective

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

Shrubnoun

A liquor composed of vegetable acid, fruit juice (especially lemon), sugar, sometimes vinegar, and a small amount of spirit as a preservative. Modern shrub is usually non-alcoholic, but in earlier times it was often mixed with a substantial amount of spirit such as brandy or rum, thus making it a liqueur.

Eldernoun

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

‘We were presented to the village elder.’;

Shrubverb

(obsolete) To lop; to prune.

Eldernoun

One who is older than another.

‘Respect your elders.’;

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Shrubverb

To mispronounce a word by replacing its consonant sound(s) with another or others of a similar place of articulation.

Eldernoun

One who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.

Shrubnoun

A liquor composed of vegetable acid, especially lemon juice, and sugar, with spirit to preserve it.

Eldernoun

An officer of a church, sometimes having teaching responsibilities.

Shrubnoun

A woody plant of less size than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same root.

Eldernoun

A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments.

‘a travelling elder’;

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Shrubverb

To lop; to prune.

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.’;

Shrubnoun

a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches

Eldernoun

Male missionary.

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

Shrub

A shrub (or bush, but this is more of a gardening term) is a small- to medium-sized perennial woody plant. Unlike herbaceous plants, shrubs have persistent woody stems above the ground.

Eldernoun

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

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

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Eldernoun

A pagan or Heathen priest or priestess.

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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