Definition of Alder tree
1. Noun. North temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant.
Group relationships: Alnus, Genus Alnus
Terms within: Alder
Specialized synonyms: Alnus Glutinosa, Alnus Vulgaris, Common Alder, European Black Alder, Alnus Incana, Gray Alder, Grey Alder, Alnus Maritima, Seaside Alder, Alnus Rhombifolia, Mountain Alder, White Alder, Alnus Rubra, Oregon Alder, Red Alder, Alnus Rugosa, Speckled Alder, Alnus Serrulata, Hazel Alder, Smooth Alder, Alnus Veridis, Green Alder, Alnus Crispa, Alnus Veridis Crispa, Green Alder
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alder Tree
Literary usage of Alder tree
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1. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"But here will sigh thine alder-tree. And here thine aspen shiver ; As down dark tides the glory slides, And starlike mingles with the stars. ..."
2. Journal of Science and the Arts by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1818)
"Alder-Tree. The Earl of Carlisle has an alder-tree now growing on his estate in Cumberland, which, about three feet above the ground, is more than nine feet ..."