Definition of Lombardy poplar in English:

Lombardy poplar

Line breaks: Lom|bardy pop¦lar
Pronunciation: /lɒmbədɪˈpɒplə
 
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noun

  • A black poplar of a variety which has a distinctive tall, slender columnar form. It arose as a mutation in Italy and is widely cultivated.
    • Populus nigra variety italica, family Salicaceae
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    • 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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