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A deciduous Eurasian shrub (Viburnum lantana) having flat clusters of white flowers and fruits that turn from red to black.
Origin of wayfaring treeShort for wayfaring man's tree (perhaps from the fact that it frequently grows in hedgerows and provides shade).
- A much-branched European shrub of large size, Viburnum lantana, with dense cymes of small white flowers, the foliage and young shoots thickly covered with soft mealy down.
Coined c. 1597 by John Gerard, English herbalist