red-alder

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:
1905–10

red-alder, adjective
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