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ALDER

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ALDER (noun)
  The noun ALDER has 2 senses:

1. wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
2. north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant

  Familiarity information: ALDER used as a noun is rare.


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ALDER (noun)


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Meaning:

Wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("alder" is a kind of...):

wood (the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees)

Holonyms ("alder" is a substance of...):

alder; alder tree (north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant)


Sense 2alder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

North temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

alder tree; alder

Hypernyms ("alder" is a kind of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Meronyms (substance of "alder"):

alder (wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "alder"):

Alnus rubra; Oregon alder; red alder (large tree of Pacific coast of North America having hard red wood much used for furniture)

Alnus glutinosa; Alnus vulgaris; common alder; European black alder (medium-sized tree with brown-black bark and woody fruiting catkins; leaves are hairy beneath)

Alnus incana; gray alder; grey alder (native to Europe but introduced in America)

Alnus maritima; seaside alder (shrub or small tree of southeastern United States having soft light brown wood)

Alnus rhombifolia; mountain alder; white alder (tree of western United States)

Alnus crispa; Alnus veridis crispa; green alder (North American shrub with light green leaves and winged nuts)

Alnus rugosa; speckled alder (common shrub of Canada and northeastern United States having shoots scattered with rust-colored down)

Alnus serrulata; hazel alder; smooth alder (common shrub of the eastern United States with smooth bark)

Alnus veridis; green alder (shrub of mountainous areas of Europe)

Holonyms ("alder" is a member of...):

Alnus; genus Alnus (alders)


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