Sitka alder


Definition of Sitka alder

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

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History and Etymology for Sitka alder

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

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“Sitka alder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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