from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The high or bush cranberry, Viburnum Opulus, a shrub of North America and Europe, bearing soft, red, globose, acrid drupes or berries.
- n. In North America, Viburnum pauciflorum, a shrub ranging from Pennsylvania to Alaska, and somewhat resembling V. Opulus in its 3-lobed leaves and reddish globose drupes: distinguished as few-flowered cranberry-tree.
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Gathered several August flowers on the banks of the brook; the yellow knot-root, or Collinsonia, with its horned blossom; yellow speckled-jewels, more rare with us than the orange kind; purple asters, and a handsome bunch of red berries of the cranberry-tree.
Viburnum opulus (cranberry-tree), on West Branch; one in flower still, July 25, 1857.
Sambucus Canadensis (black elder), rose, Viburnum opulus and nudum (cranberry-tree and withe-rod), Pyrus
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