from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The popular name of Sambucus Ebulus, the dwarf elder of Europe. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A fetid European species of elder (
Sambucus Ebulus); dwarf elder; wallwort; elderwort; -- called also Daneweed, Dane's weed, and Dane's-blood. [Said to grow on spots where battles were fought against the Danes.]
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- noun A European dwarf version of the
elder, Sambucus ebulus, that has a bad smell
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun dwarf herbaceous elder of Europe having pink flowers and a nauseous odor
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Traditionally believed to grow on battlegrounds of the Danes.
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The Three-pronged Osmia (O. tridentata, DUF. and PER.) creates a home of her own, digging herself a channel with her mandibles in dry bramble and sometimes in danewort.
'Pariétaire,' the name of a common little vine, the English danewort.
Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3
_Sambucus ebulus_, dwarf elder, walwort, or danewort -- among the rubbish and ruined foundations of the Priory.
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