witch alder


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n witch alder any of several deciduous low-growing shrubs of the genus Fothergilla having showy brushlike spikes of white flowers in spring and fiery red and orange autumn color; grows from Alabama to the Allegheny Mountains
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In literature:

At last I would reach a barway sunken in masses of sweet-fern and shaded by thickets of alder and witch-hazel.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville