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.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

  • 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.

    The Peterkin Papers

  • A poultice of elder-blow tea and biscuit is good as a preventive to mortification.

    The American Frugal Housewife


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