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noun as·pen \ˈas-pən\

Simple Definition of aspen

  • : a kind of tree whose leaves move easily when the wind blows

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aspen

  1. :  any of several poplars (especially Populus tremula of Europe and P. tremuloides and P. grandidentata of North America) with leaves that flutter in the lightest wind because of their flattened petioles

Origin and Etymology of aspen

Middle English, of an aspen, from asp aspen, from Old English æspe; akin to Old High German aspa aspen, Russian osina


First Known Use: 1593


ASPEN Defined for Kids

aspen

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noun as·pen \ˈa-spən\

Definition of aspen for Students

  1. :  a poplar tree whose leaves move easily in the breeze




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