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popple1

Syllabification: pop·ple
Pronunciation: /ˈpäpəl
 
/
archaic

verb

[no object]
(Of water) flow in a tumbling or rippling way.

noun

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A rolling or rippling of water.

Origin

late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch popelen 'to murmur', of imitative origin.

Derivatives

popply

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Pronunciation: /ˈpäplē/
adjective

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popple2

Syllabification: pop·ple
Pronunciation: /ˈpäpəl
 
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noun

dialect Any of various poplar trees, especially of northern forests.
Example sentences
  • ‘The most important lesson I learned growing up was the value of hard work and perseverance,’ says Jeremy, who remembers peeling popple by hand when he was 8 and earning 10 cents for each white pine tree he pruned when he was ten.

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