alder

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English[edit]

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Female (left) and male (right) catkins in the genital course?

Etymology[edit]

Middle English alder, aller, from Old English alor, from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alusō (compare Swedish al, East Frisian ällerboom), variant of *alizō, *alisō (compare Dutch els, German Erle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élisos (compare Hittite [script?] (alanza(n)), Latin alnus, Latvian al̃ksnis, Polish olcha, Albanian halë 'black pine', Ancient Macedonian (Hesychius) άλιχα (álicha, white poplar)

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alder (plural alders)

  1. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Alnus, belonging to the birch family.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aldr.

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alder c (singular definite alderen, plural indefinite aldre)

  1. age

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse aldr, akin to ale (to raise), from ala.

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alder

  1. age

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