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