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alder
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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[ˈɔːldər] naulne m

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[ˈɔːldəʳ] nontano
References in classic literature ?
He had only five birds in his game-bag when he walked out of the marsh towards the alders where he was to rejoin Stepan Arkadyevitch.
The birches and cherry and alders too are coming out.
They dropped down into the canyon, the road following a stream that sang under maples and alders.
It is not their ghosts that sigh among the alders at evening.
Birds twittered their adieux from the alders in the lane, and every tree stood ready to send down its shower of red or yellow apples at the first shake.
Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs.
It was seated nearly upright, the back supported by a mass of matted brush, and one hand still grasping a broken twig of the alders.
A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a little well formed of a barrel; and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook, that babbled along among alders and dwarf willows.
Here, beside the stream, were alders and laurel trees, and he walked through fern-brakes higher than his head.
Na, na, when the day comes, it shall find you and me in a fast place on Ben Alder.
Round her cave there was a thick wood of alder, poplar, and sweet smelling cypress trees, wherein all kinds of great birds had built their nests--owls, hawks, and chattering sea-crows that occupy their business in the waters.
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.