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tupelo 1

Pronunciation: /ˈt(j)uːpɪləʊ/

noun (plural tupelos)

A North American or Asian tree of damp and swampy habitats, which yields useful timber.
  • Genus Nyssa, family Nyssaceae: several species, in particular N. sylvatica (also called pepperidge).
Example sentences
  • The champion tupelos have immense, gnarled bulbous bases - each with hollow sections.
  • Frame-by-frame analyses show a bird perched on a tupelo trunk, with a distinctive white pattern on its back.
  • If rhododendrons thrive on your soil, plant the Pagoda Bush or the Chinese tupelo.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Creek, from ito 'tree' + opilwa 'swamp'.

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Tupelo 2

Pronunciation: /ˈt(j)uːpələʊ/
A city in NE Mississippi; population 36,233 (est. 2008).

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