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alder n
   Comb alder berry: fruit appearing on alder after flowering (P 245-65).
   alder bird: mealy common redpoll (Acanthis flammea flammea).
   1870 Can Naturalist v, 157 [The redpole] breeds early, and generally in alder bushes; hence its provincial name of 'Alder Bird.' 1959 MCATEE 62 ~ Dusky Redpoll (Nf1d., 'Labr.')

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