from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common American elder, Sambucus Canadensis.
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Mrs.B. and one of the gentlemen in decorating the dining-room, the walls of which we completely covered with grape-vines, relieved here and there with bunches of elder-blow.
Here she had marigolds and hollyhocks, and old maids and tall sunflowers, and all kinds of sweet-smelling herbs, so that the air was full of tansy-tea and elder-blow.
A poultice of elder-blow tea and biscuit is good as a preventive to mortification.