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Meaning of black alder

black' al'der

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda 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.
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