Definition of tulip in English:


Syllabification: tu·lip
Pronunciation: /ˈt(y)o͞oləp


A bulbous spring-flowering plant of the lily family, with boldly colored cup-shaped flowers.
More example sentences
  • It is the season to plant flowering bulbs such as tulips, narcissi, crocuses and hyacinths.
  • Fall is the time to plant the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths that bloom in the spring.
  • These are the places to plant colorful tulips, daffodils and other spring bulbs now.


late 16th century: from French tulipe, via Turkish from Persian dulband 'turban', from the shape of the expanded flower.

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