from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A European dwarf version of the elder, Sambucus ebulus, that has a bad smell

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.]

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The popular name of Sambucus Ebulus, the dwarf elder of Europe. See danesblood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dwarf herbaceous elder of Europe having pink flowers and a nauseous odor


Traditionally believed to grow on battlegrounds of the Danes. (Wiktionary)



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