alder tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alder tree north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and conelike fruit; bark is used in tanning and dyeing and the wood is rot-resistant
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Usage

In literature:

It was shaded on one side by great trees, and the banks were hidden from the road by alder screens.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
By the way, have you seen such a thing hereabouts as a green alder-tree?
"Fairy Book" by Sophie May
It was a wide, rambling, wooden building standing near a grove of unusually fine trees, a sort of alder.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
It is composed of alders, oaks, and the largest beech trees to be found in Europe.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
Between the crevices there grew a little rowan tree and four alder bushes.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Their nests may be found in alders, birches or even apple trees.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The grassy shores were fringed with alder and rowan-trees.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
A few wild plums and alder bushes, a clump of low willow shrubs, and a small cottonwood tree completed its vegetation.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
He could see no birch tree, and the bank was bordered with an impenetrable growth of alders.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
We went along the towing-path; it is shady with willows, aspens, alders, elders, oaks and other trees.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
It feeds during August, September, and October, on various trees, including the oak, birch, poplar, hazel, and alder.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
The chief trees were poplar, willow, and alder; but there were also spruce and birch.
"Rob Nixon" by W.H.G. Kingston
A somewhat stronger breeze which blew from the alder-trees awoke all, as if from a half-dream.
"Whirlpools" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Of the alders, the black alders of Europe is the largest and most important timber tree.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Kene = an alder tree.
"Alone with the Hairy Ainu" by A. H. Savage Landor
The trees were oak and hazel, alder and elm, but they never reached a large size.
"Cornwall" by Sabine Baring-Gould
THE FOUR ALDER TREES.
"By Right of Sword" by Arthur W. Marchmont
Intermixed is the white cedar, or arbor-vitae, and some trees of black alder, two or three feet thick, and sixty or seventy in height.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
The alder, which is only a large bush in the Alleghenies, here becomes a tree, perhaps thirty feet high.
"A Report on Washington Territory" by William Henry Ruffner
Here, under flowering blackthorn and budding alder-trees, the waters of the bog and the lake are mingled.
"Grim: The Story of a Pike" by Svend Fleuron
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In poetry:

But here will sigh thine alder tree
And here thine aspen shiver;
And here by thee will hum the bee,
For ever and for ever.
"A Farewell" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
These honours, Lyre, we yet may keep,
I, still unknown, may live with thee,
And gentle zephyr's wing will sweep
Thy solemn string, where low I sleep,
Beneath the alder tree.
"To My Lyre" by Henry Kirke White
Let all earth rot past saints' and seraphs' plea,
Yet shall a Voice cry through its last lost war,
'This is the world, this red wreck of a star,
That a man blessed beneath an alder-tree.'
"Alone" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

Alder trees are placed in Peacock Creek for fish habitat.
The delta, created by the river's sediments as they flow downstream, has become overgrown in recent years by a large number of alder trees.
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