green alder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n green alder shrub of mountainous areas of Europe
    • n green alder North American shrub with light green leaves and winged nuts
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Usage

In literature:

Between rich pastures and miniature forests of willow and birch and alder, a broad lane ran east over green hill and dale.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
All the low ground, the creeks and hollows and banks, were bright green with new-leaved birch and alder and maple.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Arrows of gold, stealing through alders and willows, conjured mere leaves into discs of pure green light.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Addison who had first pulled off his skates, then thought of green alder poles.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
By the way, have you seen such a thing hereabouts as a green alder-tree?
"Fairy Book" by Sophie May
Each autumn beaver pile up near by the house, a large brush-heap of green trunks and limbs, mostly of aspen, willow, cottonwood, or alder.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
We made the budding birches a soft green, color maple keys, and hang brown tassels on the alder twigs.
"Lulu's Library, Volume II" by Louisa M. Alcott
The undergrowth consists of honeysuckle, alder, whortleberry, a plant like the mountain-holly, green brier, and fern.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
He swam across the Smiling Pool to the Laughing Brook, where the alders grow, to cut the green twigs which he needed.
"Mother West Wind's Animal Friends" by Thornton W. Burgess
We have seen it contrasting its tender green and its delicate leaves with the brighter and deeper masses of the holly and the alder.
"Woodland Gleanings" by Charles Tilt
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In poetry:

Ther t' becks is born a-laughin'
An' ken just how to laik,
By t' alders, pines an' sycamores,
Fra' t' moors ower t' green intake.
"T' Lile Hoose (For Watson Dyke)" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Theer t' becks is born a-laughin'
An' ken just hoo to laik,
By t' alders, pines an' sycamores,
Fra t' moors ower t' green intake.
"T' Lahl Hoose " by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Vainly the constable
Shouted and called her;
Vainly the fisherman
Beat the green alder,
Vainly he flung the net,
Never it hauled her!
"The Willow-Tree (Another Version)" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I have brought in red berries and green boughs-
Berries of black alder, boughs of pine.
They and the sunlight on them, both are mine.
I need no florist flowers in my house.
"New England Mind" by Robert Francis