witch alder


noun

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.

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Origin of witch alder

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

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