from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move in a tossing, bubbling, or rippling manner, as choppy water.
- n. Choppy water.
- n. The motion or sound of boiling liquid.
- n. Informal A poplar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. poplar
- n. Choppy water; the motion or sound of agitated water (as from boiling or wind)
- v. Of water, to move in a choppy, bubbling, or tossing manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To move quickly up and down; to bob up and down, as a cork on rough water; also, to bubble.
- n. The poplar.
- n. Tares.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To flow; rush; foam; bubble.
- To bob or move up and down: said of a floating object.
- n. A ripple.
- n. Same as poplar.
- n. The corn-cockle, Lychnis Githago.
Middle English poplen, probably of Middle Dutch origin.
Middle English popel (perhaps from Old English popul-), from Latin pōpulus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English popul, popil, from Old English popul, from Latin populus (Wiktionary)
Middle English poplen, possibly from Middle Dutch, of imitative origin (Wiktionary)