black alder


Also called winterberry. a holly, Ilex verticillata, of eastern and midwestern North America, bearing red fruit that remains through early winter.
a European alder, Alnus glutinosa, having a dark-gray bark and sticky foliage.

Origin of black alder

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019