alnus

noun
al·​nus | \ ˈalnəs \

Definition of alnus

1 capitalized : a genus of alders (family Betulaceae) found in the north temperate zone and the Andes and having toothed leaves, a 4-parted calyx, and a woody conelike fruit
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Alnus

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First Known Use of alnus

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alnus

New Latin, from Latin, alder

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“Alnus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alnus. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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