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tulip

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noun tu·lip \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of tulip

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tulip

  1. :  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

Rhymes with tulip


TULIP Defined for Kids

tulip

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noun tu·lip \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tulip for Students

  1. :  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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