guelderrose'medical dictionary

<botany> A cultivated variety of a species of Viburnum (V. Opulus), bearing large bunches of white flowers; called also snowball tree.

Origin: Supposed to be brought from Guelderland; hence, D. Geldersche roos, G. Gelderische rose, F. Rose de Gueldre, It. Rose di Gueldra, Sp. Rosa de Gueldres.

(01 Mar 1998)