From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Elder \El"der\, n. [OE. ellern, eller, AS. ellen, cf. LG. elloorn; perh. akin to OHG. holantar, holuntar, G. holunder; or perh. to E. alder, n.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries. [1913 Webster] Note: The common North American species is Sambucus Canadensis; the common European species (S. nigra) forms a small tree. The red-berried elder is S. pubens. The berries are diaphoretic and aperient. The European elder (Sambucus nigra) is also called the elderberry, bourtree, Old World elder, black elder, and common elder. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]So that's why there aren't also youngsterberries....--Alan(Full disclosure: I had to look up the meaning of aperient--I always like discovering words I didn't know.)
Where in the hell is a giant meteor when you really need one? The world has devolved to the point of madness. I can't stand it any more.
Hmmm. What can one write on the heels of those first two messages? ;-)It's a world gone crazy, Susan. Yet it is also a world with the beauty of the Elderberry.(How's that?)
Round here, what we do with Elderberries is make jelly. Scuppernong jelly is fine, too. One day at a time Susan.
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