Common black-fruited shrub or small tree (Sambucus nigra) of Europe and Asia; -- the fruit is used for wines and jellies.(noun)
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Use "bourtree" in a sentence
"A little behind went Connoway, in the same manner holding a "bourtree" pop-gun which he had just been fashioning for some lucky callant of his acquaintance."
"At the byre end the old rowan-trees were creaking and groaning to the violence of the gale, the bourtree bushes were flattened near to the ground, and everywhere was white."
"We were told at the time, as a reason for this prohibition, that it was poisonous; but we discovered afterwards that there was another reason, viz., that it was unlucky to break off even a small twig from a bourtree bush."