red alder

  1. a tree, Alnus oregona (or A. rubra), of western North America, having smooth, mottled light gray bark and oval serrate leaves.

  2. the hard, red wood of this tree, used for making furniture.

Origin of red alder

First recorded in 1905–10

Other words from red alder

  • red-alder, adjective

Words Nearby red alder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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