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red alder

noun
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
1905-1910
1905-10
Related forms
red-alder, adjective
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