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red alder

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noun

a tree, Alnus oregona (or A. rubra), of western North America, having smooth, mottled light gray bark and oval serrate leaves.
the hard, red wood of this tree, used for making furniture.

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Origin of red alder

First recorded in 1905–10
red-alder, adjective
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