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Guelder rose

Deciduous thicket-forming Old World shrub with clusters of white flowers and small bright red berries.  Synonyms: crampbark, cranberry tree, European cranberry bush, European cranberrybush, Viburnum opulus.

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"Guelder rose" Quotes from Famous Books

... It is aptly termed by the Crees weesawgum-meena, sour berry. The common cranberry (oxycoccos palustris,) is distinguished from the preceding by its growing on moist sphagnous spots, and is hence called maskoego-meena swamp-berry. The American guelder rose, whose fruit so strongly resembles the cranberry, is also common. There are two kinds of it, (viburnum oxycoccos{20}, and edule,) one termed by the natives peepoon-meena, winter-berry, and the other mongsoa-meena, moose-berry. There is also a berry of a bluish white colour, the produce ...
— Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1 • John Franklin

Words linked to "Guelder rose" :   Viburnum, European cranberrybush, crampbark, shrub, Viburnum opulus, European cranberry bush, bush, genus Viburnum

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