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sam·bu·cus

n 1  cap  :  a genus of trees or shrubs of the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) that bear flat clusters of small white or pink flowers and that include the elderberries  2  :  the dried flowers of either of two elderberries (Sambucus canadensis or S. nigra) formerly used esp. in the form of an infusion as a mild stimulant, carminative, and diaphoretic but of little medicinal effect .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  ci·mex  Zo·max 

 
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