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alder


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alder  \Al"der\  ([add]l"d[~e]r),  Aller  \Al"ler\  ([add]l"l[~e]r), 
  a.  [From  ealra  alra,  gen.  pl  of  AS  eal.  The  d  is 
  excrescent.] 
  Of  all  --  used  in  composition;  as  alderbest  best  of  all 
  alderwisest  wisest  of  all  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alder  \Al"der\  ([add]l"d[~e]r),  n.  [OE.  aldir,  aller,  fr  AS 
  alr,  aler,  alor,  akin  to  D.  els,  G.  erle,  Icel.  erlir  erli, 
  Swed.  al  Dan.  elle,  el  L.  alnus,  and  E.  elm.]  (Bot.) 
  A  tree,  usually  growing  in  moist  land,  and  belonging  to  the 
  genus  {Alnus}.  The  wood  is  used  by  turners,  etc.;  the  bark  by 
  dyers  and  tanners.  In  the  U.  S.  the  species  of  alder  are 
  usually  shrubs  or  small  trees. 
 
  {Black  alder}. 
  a  A  European  shrub  ({Rhamnus  frangula});  Alder  buckthorn. 
  b  An  American  species  of  holly  ({Ilex  verticillata}), 
  bearing  red  berries. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alder 
  n  1:  wood  of  any  of  various  alder  trees;  resistant  to  underwater 
  rot;  used  for  bridges  etc 
  2:  north  temperate  shrubs  or  trees  having  toothed  leaves  and 
  conelike  fruit;  bark  is  used  in  tanning  and  dyeing  and  the 
  rot-resistant  wood  [syn:  {alder  tree}] 




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