noun tu·lip \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\

: a large, bright flower that is shaped like a cup and that grows in the spring

Full Definition of TULIP

:  any of a genus (Tulipa) of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers; also :  the flower or bulb of a tulip

Origin of TULIP

New Latin tulipa, from Turkish tülbent turban — more at turban
First Known Use: 1578

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TULIP Defined for Kids


noun tu·lip \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\

Definition of TULIP for Kids

:  a plant related to the lily that grows from a bulb and has a large cup-shaped flower in early spring
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