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Meaning of poplar by Wiktionary Dictionary



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


    poplar ( plural: poplars )

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

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Explanation of poplar by Wordnet Dictionary


    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


    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.]