green alder

noun

Definition of green alder

: any of several alders:
a : an alder (Alnus crispa) of northern North America distinguished by the light green undersurfaces of the leaves and by the winged nuts
b : a European alder (A. viridis)

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First Known Use of green alder

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Green alder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20alder. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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