white alder

noun
1. tree of western United States
Hypernyms: ↑alder, ↑alder tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Alnus, ↑genus Alnus
2. shrub of eastern and southern coastal United States having beautiful racemes of spice-scented white flowers
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush

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noun
1.
a. : any of several native alders (as Alnus rhombifolia) of western No. America
2. : any shrub or tree of the genus Clethra
3. : a southern African tree (Platylophus trifoliatus) of the family Cunoniaceae
5. : a winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • White alder — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White Alder — may refer to: * Alnus rhombifolia * Clethra alnifolia * Ilex verticillata …   Wikipedia

  • white alder — baltalksnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Beržinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Alnus incana), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Alnus incana angl. gray alder; hoary alder; speckled alder; white alder vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white alder — Pepper Pep per, n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. ?, ?, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.] 1. A well known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the {Piper nigrum}. [1913 Webster] Note: Common, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white alder. — See sweet pepperbush. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • white alder. — See sweet pepperbush. [1855 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • white-alder family — noun coextensive with the genus Clethra • Syn: ↑Clethraceae, ↑family Clethraceae • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Ericales, ↑order Ericales …   Useful english dictionary

  • USCGC White Alder (WLM-541) — The USCGC White Alder (WLM/WAGL 541) was the former Navy lighter, YF 417. The United States Coast Guard acquired a total of eight of these former Navy YF 257 class lighters between 1947 1948 for conversion to coastal buoy tenders. They were… …   Wikipedia

  • White — (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith. szveisti, to make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • White ant — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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