American witch alder

noun

Definition of American witch alder

: a shrub (Fothergilla gardeni) of the southeastern U.S. with hairy foliage and fruits and catkinlike spikes of apetalous flowers

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First Known Use of American witch alder

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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“American witch alder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20witch%20alder. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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