Associations to the word «Alder»

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ALDER, noun. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Alnus, belonging to the birch family.
ALDER, proper noun. A topographic surname​ for someone who lived by alder trees.
ALDER BUCKTHORN, noun. A deciduous shrub native to Europe and neighboring areas of Asia and Africa, Frangula alnus, historically used as a laxative and to produce dyes.
ALDER BUCKTHORNS, noun. Plural of alder buckthorn

Dictionary definition

ALDER, noun. Wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc.
ALDER, noun. North temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant.

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