red els

noun \-ˈelz\

Definition of red els

plural

red elses

  1. :  a southern African shrub or small tree (Cunonia capensis) having bark that yields tannin

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Origin and Etymology of red els

partial translation of Afrikaans rooie-els, from rooie red + els alder, from Middle High German else; akin to Old High German elira, erila alder — more at alder


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