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white alder
Alnus rhombifolia

al·der

 (ôl′dər)
n.
1. Any of various deciduous shrubs or trees of the genus Alnus, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having alternate simple toothed leaves and woody, conelike catkins.
2. The wood of these plants, used in carvings and for making furniture and cabinets.

[Middle English, from Old English alor.]

alder

(ˈɔːldə)
n
1. (Plants) any N temperate betulaceous shrub or tree of the genus Alnus, having toothed leaves and conelike fruits. The bark is used in dyeing and tanning and the wood for bridges, etc because it resists underwater rot
2. (Plants) any of several similar trees or shrubs
[Old English alor; related to Old High German elira, Latin alnus]

al•der

(ˈɔl dər)

n.
any shrub or tree belonging to the genus Alnus, of the birch family, growing in moist places in N temperate or colder regions and having toothed, simple leaves and flowers in catkins.
[before 900; Middle English alder, aller, Old English alor, al(e)r, c. Middle Low German al(l)er Latin alnus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alder - wood of any of various alder treesalder - wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
alder tree, alder - north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.alder - north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruitalder - north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
Alnus, genus Alnus - alders
alder - wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
Alnus glutinosa, Alnus vulgaris, common alder, European black alder - medium-sized tree with brown-black bark and woody fruiting catkins; leaves are hairy beneath
Alnus incana, gray alder, grey alder - native to Europe but introduced in America
Alnus maritima, seaside alder - shrub or small tree of southeastern United States having soft light brown wood
Alnus rhombifolia, white alder, mountain alder - tree of western United States
Alnus rubra, Oregon alder, red alder - large tree of Pacific coast of North America having hard red wood much used for furniture
Alnus rugosa, speckled alder - common shrub of Canada and northeastern United States having shoots scattered with rust-colored down
Alnus serrulata, hazel alder, smooth alder - common shrub of the eastern United States with smooth bark
Alnus veridis, green alder - shrub of mountainous areas of Europe
Alnus crispa, Alnus veridis crispa, green alder - North American shrub with light green leaves and winged nuts
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
Translations
olše
el
alno
lepp
leppä
éger
elri
alnus
olchaolsza
aninarin
jelša
al

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alder

[ˈɔːldər] naulne m

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nErle f

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[ˈɔːldəʳ] nontano
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Then I come back to what I thought before; and the more so as last evening at sunset, whilst I was arranging the border where I am to plant your bulb, I saw a shadow gliding between the alder trees and the aspens.
The funeral held at noon was all completed, and the last stragglers of the mourners had taken themselves lazily away, when, looking carefully from behind a clump of alder trees, we saw the sexton lock the gate after him.
Behind Krak there came into view in the shade of the alder tree the shapely figure of Stepan Arkadyevitch.
This means the hay fever season starts with alder trees releasing pollen in January and continues right up until the last of the nettle pollen disappears in late September.
A SMALL CLUMP OF SNOW DROPPED FROM A TREE BRANCH ONTO THE BACK OF MY NECK AS I KNELT IN A PATCH OF SMALL ALDER TREES.
So the hay fever season can now start as alder trees release pollen in January and continue till the last of the nettle pollen disappears in late September.
worked with an arborist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to come up with a plan to harvest local seeds from black spruce, white spruce, birch, and alder trees.
Complimented with mature trees at the front and roadside, the garden at the front is bordered by a mature hedge and a number of Douglas fir and alder trees.
Having reached his island, Prof Bonnett found a mix of maple and alder trees and self-seeded shrubbery.
A prolific species, alder trees in the Pacific Northwest are said to grow easily on any open space not already taken by another species.
I'm not exactly denuding the duck marsh, and willow and alder trees love the occasional pruning.