red alder

noun
large tree of Pacific coast of North America having hard red wood much used for furniture
Syn: ↑Oregon alder, ↑Alnus rubra
Hypernyms: ↑alder, ↑alder tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Alnus, ↑genus Alnus

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noun
1. : an alder (Alnus rubra) of the Pacific coast of No. America
2. : the hard red wood of the red alder tree much used for furniture

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red-alder, adj.
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.
[1905-10]

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red alder,
1. a commercially important hardwood tree of the Pacific Northwest.
2. its reddish-brown wood, used for furniture, cabinetwork, pulp, and woodenware.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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