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  Definition of Elder
  1. a person who is older than you are
  2. any of various church officers
  3. any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
  4. older brother or sister; "big sister"
  5. used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son; "Bill Adams, Sr."
Similar Words: senior, elderberry bush, big(a), older, sr.

 

Hyponyms: dean, doyen, doyenne, presbyter, American elder, black elderberry, sweet elder, Sambucus canadensis, blue elder, blue elderberry, Sambucus caerulea, dwarf elder, danewort, Sambucus ebulus, bourtree, black elder, common elder, elderberry, European elder, Sambucus nigra, American red elder, red-berried elder, stinking elder, Sambucus pubens, European red elder, Sambucus racemosa

 

Member Meronyms: Sambucus, genus Sambucus

 

 
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