black alder

black alder

noun
1.
Also called winterberry. a holly, Ilex verticillata, of eastern and midwestern North America, bearing red fruit that remains through early winter.
2.
a European alder, Alnus glutinosa, having a dark-gray bark and sticky foliage.

Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism

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