Definition of Lombardy poplar in English:

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Lombardy poplar

Pronunciation: /ˈlämˌbärdē ˈpäplər/


A black poplar of a variety that has a distinctive tall, slender columnar form. It arose as a mutation in Italy and is widely cultivated.
  • Populus nigra variety italica, family Salicaceae.
Example sentences
  • He personally designed and supervised the planting of Lombardy poplars along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House, in what Choukas-Bradley called ‘the first Washington street treeplanting on record.’
  • The village in Virginia which was our home consisted of two sleepy streets lined with Lombardy poplars, creeping between a slow-moving river and silent, brooding hills.
  • White fringe trees flanked the central steps and fountain terraces, and Lombardy poplars added vertical accents in the Italian taste.

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Syllabification: Lom·bard·y pop·lar

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