"elder" in the noun sense
1. elder, senior
a person who is older than you are
2. elder, elderberry bush
any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
any of various church officers
"elder" in the adjective sense
1. elder, older, sr.
used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
"Bill Adams, Sr."
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