from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Elder; elderly; aged; old.
  • adj. Not new; old.
  • adj. Made of elder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made of elder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Elder; elderly; aged.
  • Of elder; made of elder; belonging to the elder.


From Middle English eldrin, elderne, equivalent to elder +‎ -en. (Wiktionary)
From an alteration (due to elder) of Middle English ellern ("eldern"), from Old English ellærn, ellarn ("of elder-wood, eldern"), equivalent to elder +‎ -en. (Wiktionary)



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