Definition of poplar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒplə/


1A tall, fast-growing tree of north temperate regions, widely grown in shelter belts and for timber and pulp.
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 term for tulip tree.


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

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