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 Gue’bres or Ghebers [Fire-Worshippers].Guelpho (3 syl.), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Guelder Rose
 
is the Rose de Gueldre, i.e. of the ancient province of Guelder or Guelderland, in Holland.   1
   But Smith, in his English Flora, says it is a corruption of Elder Rose, that is, the Rose Elder, the tree being considered a species of Elder, and hence called the “Water Elder.”   2
 


 Gue’bres or Ghebers [Fire-Worshippers].Guelpho (3 syl.), 

 
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