Definition of marsh elder in English:

marsh elder

noun

  • 1The guelder rose, Viburnum opulus.

  • 2North American Any of various plants of the genus Iva (family Asteraceae (Compositae)), found in North American salt marshes.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer.