Sitka alder

noun

: a shrub or small tree (Alnus sinuata) ranging from Alaska to California and having oval bright green leaves and clustered catkins

Word History

Etymology

from Sitka, town in Baranof Island, probably from Tlingit Sitka

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“Sitka alder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sitka%20alder. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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