red els

noun
\-ˈelz\
plural red elses

Definition of red els 

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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