Definitions

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  • n. The blossom of the elderberry, often specifically the European species Sambucus nigra

Etymologies

elder +‎ flower (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A few days later, when I had joined her at her father's house, Jackie and I made a batch of the kind of elderflower cordial/syrup I recently used in a gooseberry relish (see here): equal volumes of water and sugar brought to the boil to form a simple syrup

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  • Visitors can also try croquet - a popular garden activity in bygone times - and they can even sample period refreshments such as elderflower cordial or fruit wine.

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  • Inside, would be a floating island, made from meringue, cast in a pool of cold elderflower soup, topped with goat cheese ice cream and perhaps some caramelized walnut powder.

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  • First was a cocktail made from cava and elderflower syrup, shot through the siphon so that the top layer turned to thick foam.

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  • On this particular Friday, the selection of products is especially promiscuous: a box of herbs; a pair of disgusting-looking fish livers, soaking in a liquid that has by now turned pink; a bottle of elderflower juice from Ikea; a couple of round, green squash the size of basketballs; and a big plastic bag filled with what appear to be Japanese candies—the junky, fluorescent-colored kind of candy that the Spanish call chuches.

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  • That same afternoon, with a little spare time on his hands, Eduard begins idly poking through the products on the pass—the elderflower syrup, the fish livers, the horrid Japanese chuches.

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  • "It's made with English elderflower, lemonade, fresh lemon and mint," the waitress said.

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  • Chef Jane-Therese Mulry creates lively combinations perfect for this environment: tuna sashimi with avocado, elderflower, and ginger ice; caramelized-pineapple salmon with miso and tomato; chili-caramel duck with Asian slaw and coriander.

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  • Eat In nearby Boshum, the Millstream's millstream.com £50 tasting menu features roquefort mousse with pickled pears, smoked haddock and leek ravioli, summer fruit and elderflower trifle.

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  • Irresistible flavour combinations such as rhubarb with stem ginger and gooseberry with elderflower have been praised variously by Nigel Slater and Nigella Lawson.

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