Definition of Stinking elder
1. Noun. Common North American shrub or small tree.
Generic synonyms: Elder, Elderberry Bush
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Literary usage of Stinking elder
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1. The Tragedie of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare (2001)
"With many it was simply 'the stinking elder,' of which nothing but evil could be ... He says, 'Let the stinking elder [Grief] entwine his root with the vine ..."
2. Folk-lore of Shakespeare by Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer (1884)
"This tradition no doubt, in a great measure, helped to give it its bad fame, causing it to be spoken of as " the stinking elder." Shakespeare makes it an ..."