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Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae native to most of Europe and North America. Common names include elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry, and European black elderberry. It grows in a variety of conditions including both wet and dry fertile soils, primarily in sunny locations. The plant is a very common feature of hedgerows and scrubland in Britain and northern Europe, but is also widely grown as an ornamental shrub or small tree. Both the flowers and the berries have a long tradition of culinary use, primarily for cordial and wine. The Latin specific epithet nigra means "black", and refers to the deeply dark colour of the berries.
elder + berry
- IPA(key): /ˈɛldə(ɹ)ˌbɛɹi/
elderberry (plural elderberries)
- The elder; a shrub or tree of the genus Sambucus.
- The small, edible, purplish-black fruit of this plant, used in cooking and to flavour drinks etc.
- sambucus on Wikipedia.Wikipedia