Definition of tulp in English:


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Pronunciation: /təːlp


  • An African plant of the iris family, which is grown for its showy flowers but is toxic to livestock.
    • Genera Homeria and Moraea, family Iridaceae: several species, including the blue tulp (M. polystachya)
    More example sentences
    • I don't have tulps in my garden.


mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch.

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