Definition of Alder in English :

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Alder meaning in English

Meaning of Alder in English

Pronunciation of Alder in English

Alder pronunciation in English

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1. alder

wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc

2. alder, alder tree

north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant

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see synonyms of alder
any N temperate betulaceous shrub or tree of the genus Alnus, having toothed leaves and conelike fruits. The bark is used in dyeing and tanning and the wood for bridges, etc because it resists underwater rot
any of several similar trees or shrubs

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see synonyms of alder
any of a small group of rapidly growing trees and shrubs (genus Alnus) of the birch family, having toothed leaves and catkins, and growing in cool, moist soil in temperate and cold climates: the bark is used in dyeing and tanning, the wood is used for bridges and piles because it resists underwater rot, and the roots, which contain nitrogen-fixing organisms, help colonize raw soil

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of alder
1. Any of various deciduous shrubs or trees of the genus Alnus, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having alternate simple toothed leaves and woody, conelike catkins.
2. The wood of these plants, used in carvings and for making furniture and cabinets.

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