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Definition of "bourtree" []

  • Common black-fruited shrub or small tree (Sambucus nigra) of Europe and Asia; -- the fruit is used for wines and jellies. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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."
Words like "bourtree"
black elder
common elder
elderberry bush
European elder