marsh elder


noun

any of various composite plants of the genus Iva, as I. frutescens, that grow in salt marshes.

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Origin of marsh elder

First recorded in 1745–55
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marsh elder

noun

any of several North American shrubs of the genus Iva, growing in salt marshes: family Asteraceae (composites)Compare elder 2
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