Definition of poplar in English:

poplar

Syllabification: pop·lar
Pronunciation: /ˈpäplər
 
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noun

  • 1A tall, fast-growing tree of north temperate regions, widely grown in shelter belts and for timber and pulp.
    • Genus Populus, family Salicaceae: many species, including the North American cottonwoods, the quaking aspen, and the balm of Gilead poplars
    More example sentences
    • Upstairs, corner windows in bedrooms give more sweeping views of the property's black cherry trees, poplars and white pines.
    • The most common forms included beech-like trees, poplars, willows, cattails, sumac, soapberry, and conifers such as pines, sequoias, and false cypress.
    • Hurricane Hugo had just come through, leveling the tulip poplars and other trees that had obstructed a view of the town and the Virginia mountains in the distance.
  • 2 (yellow poplar) North American another term for tulip tree.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French poplier, from Latin populus 'poplar'.

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