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noun pop·lar \ˈpä-plər\

: a tall, thin tree that has rough bark, soft wood, and very small groups of flowers

Full Definition of POPLAR

a :  any of a genus (Populus) of slender catkin-bearing quick-growing deciduous trees (as an aspen or cottonwood) of the willow family
b :  the wood of a poplar
:  tulip tree 1

Origin of POPLAR

Middle English popler, from Anglo-French, from Old French *pople poplar, from Latin populus
First Known Use: 14th century


geographical name Pop·lar \ˈpä-plər\

Definition of POPLAR

former metropolitan borough E London, England, on N bank of the Thames, now part of Tower Hamlets
POPLAR Defined for Kids


noun pop·lar \ˈpä-plər\

Definition of POPLAR for Kids

:  a tree that has rough bark and a white substance resembling cotton around its seeds
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