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Meaning of poplar by Wiktionary Dictionary

poplar


    Etymology

    From Anglo-Norman popler, from Old French poplier ( French: peuplier ), from Latin populus .

    Noun

    poplar ( plural: poplars )

    1. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Populus .

    Derived terms



Explanation of poplar by Wordnet Dictionary

poplar


    Noun
    1. any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins

    2. soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar



    Definition of poplar by GCIDE Dictionary

    poplar


    1. Poplar n. [OE. popler, OF. poplier, F. peuplier, fr. L. populus poplar.] ( Bot. )
      1. Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses.

      ☞ The aspen poplar is Populus tremula and Populus tremuloides; Balsam poplar is Populus balsamifera; Lombardy poplar ( Populus dilatata ) is a tall, spiry tree; white poplar is Populus alba.

      2. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white poplar. [U.S.]