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tulip tree

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Definition of tulip tree in English:

noun

1A deciduous North American tree which has large distinctively lobed leaves and insignificant tulip-like flowers.
  • Liriodendron tulipifera, family Magnoliaceae
Example sentences
  • The tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, has a bright yellow edged form called ‘Aureomarginatum’.
  • Japanese magnolia, Magnolia soulangeana, also known as tulip tree and saucer magnolia, is one of the first trees to flower in late winter, either in January or February, depending on the weather.
  • The tree species included dawn redwood, ginkgo, bald cypress, and relatives of present-day sassafras, tulip tree, and magnolia.
2 informal term for magnolia (in the plant sense).

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