witch alder


a shrub, Fothergilla gardenii, of the witch hazel family, native to the southeastern U.S., having spikes of white flowers that bloom before the leaves appear.

Nearby words

  1. wisła,
  2. wit,
  3. witan,
  4. witblits,
  5. witch,
  6. witch ball,
  7. witch doctor,
  8. witch grass,
  9. witch hazel,
  10. witch hazel family

Origin of witch alder

1810–20, Americanism; see witch hazel, wych elm

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