white alder


Definition of white alder 

1a : any of several native alders (as Alnus rhombifolia) of western North America

b : gray alder

2 : any shrub or tree of the genus Clethra

3 : a southern African tree (Platylophus trifoliatus) of the family Cunoniaceae

5 : a winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

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First Known Use of white alder

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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