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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several fast-growing deciduous trees of the genus Populus having unisexual flowers borne in catkins.
  • n. The wood of these trees.
  • n. See tulip tree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Populus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses.
  • n. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white poplar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tree of the genus Populus; also, the wood of the tree.
  • n. A tree of some other genus in some way resembling a poplar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
  • n. soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar

Etymologies

Middle English popler, from Old French poplier, from pouple, from Latin pōpulus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman popler, from Old French poplier (French: peuplier), from Latin populus. (Wiktionary)

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