Asked in Elderberries
What is elderberry?
October 27, 2010 7:47PM
( 1 ) The edible black or red berrylike drupe of any of a genus ( Sambucus ) of shrubs or trees of the honeysuckle family bearing flat clusters of small white or pink flowers. ( 2 ) a tree or shrub bearing elderberries.
( 1 ) drupe- a one seeded indehscent having a hard and a thin exocarp flexable ( as in a cherry ) see example! or dry and almost leathery ( as in the almond ) fr. L overripe olive fr. Gk. dryppa olive]