Populus

noun
Pop·​u·​lus

Definition of Populus

: a genus of trees (family Salicaceae) that is native to the northern hemisphere, that has resinous buds, numerous stamens, incised bracts, and elongated stigmas, and that is well known in cultivation — see poplar — compare salix

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New Latin, from Latin, poplar

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“Populus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Populus. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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