from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various deciduous shrubs or trees of the genus Alnus, native chiefly to northern temperate regions and having alternate simple toothed leaves and tiny fruits in woody, conelike catkins.
- n. The wood of these plants, used in carvings and for making furniture and cabinets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Alnus, belonging to the birch family.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- adj. Of all; -- used in composition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of shrubs and trees belonging to the genus Alnus, natural order Cupuliferæ.
- n. A name of species of other widely different genera, from their resemblance to true alders.
- n. An old form of elder.
- The Middle English genitive plural of all.
- n. A shrub of the genus Fothergilla, of the southeastern United States.
- n. Alnus rhombifolia, of the western United States.
- n. The striped maple, Acer Pennsylvanicum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
- n. wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
Clad in alder wood, the sauna is available in three sizes, starting at around $30,000 for the 200 sq-ft model plus shipping and assembly.
He arose to stir the sap and pour more from the barrels to the kettles before he began on the tag alder he had gathered.
Our alders also are mere bushes, while the European alder is a full-sized tree, tall as their elms or beeches.
Common Names: The common name alder is derived from an old Germanic root.
 Dominic snagged his backcast on a tag alder as he yelled ashore to his fishing genie: "I said I sure wish I had brought SPAWN to the river!"
But, the three-term alder added, she can't imagine how tough it must be for those who have families and work a full-time day job.
Wildlife photographer (and whitetail expert) Charles Alsheimer (charlesalsheimer. com) was stalking through a tag alder swamp with his camera when he came across this buck about to begin peeling the velvet from its antlers.
Guncotton, a component in artillery shells, can be made from tag alder, a trash tree that grows wild around here.
The alder, which is produced close by river banks, and which seems to be altogether useless as building material, has really excellent qualities.
And more than any other tree the alder is the familiar companion of the angler.