American aspen


Definition of American aspen

: a slender tree (Populus tremuloides) with quaking leaves native to eastern North America

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First Known Use of American aspen

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“American aspen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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