Sambucus nigra (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: elder, elderberry
  • German: Holunder; Holderbusch, Holler; Flieder (northern Germany)
  • Dutch: vlier
  • Swedish: fläder
  • Danish: hyld
  • Norwegian: hyll
  • Icelandic: yllir


  • French: sureau
  • Italian: sambuco
  • Spanish: saúco; canillero
  • Catalan: saüc
  • Portuguese: sabugueiro, sabugueirinho
  • Romanian: soc


  • Russian: бузина - buzina
  • Polish: bez; bzowina, bzina, buzina
  • Czech: bez
  • Slovak: baza
  • Bulgarian: бъз, свирчовина; бъзуняк, драмбъз, селешник, мимер - bäz, cvirčovina; bäzunjak, drambäz, selešnik, mimer
  • Croatian: bazga, zovina
  • Serb: зова, базга - zova, bazga
  • Slovenian: bezeg
  • Macedonian:


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian: šeivamedis
  • Albanian: shtogu
  • Greek: κουφοξυλιά, αφροξυλιά, ζαμπούκος - koufoxilia, afroxilia, zamboukos
  • Turkish: mürver
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: bodza
  • Finnish: selja
  • Estonian: leeder

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