al·der / ˈôldər/ (also alder tree) • n. a widely distributed tree (genus Alnus) of the birch family that has toothed leaves and bears male catkins and woody female cones.
alder the tree Alnus glutinosa. OE. alor, aler, rel. OHG. elira, erila (G. erle), ON. ǫlr, also to L. alnus.
alder See ALNUS
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