Wislizenus's cottonwood

Wis·​li·​ze·​nus's cottonwood | \ ¦vislət¦sānəsə̇z- \

Definition of Wislizenus's cottonwood

: a poplar (Populus wislizenii) of the southwestern U.S. that is often planted as a shade tree in arid regions and has large yellowish green leaves

called also Wiz‧le‧zen's poplar\ ˈvisləˌzānz-​ \

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History and Etymology for Wislizenus's cottonwood

after Frederick A. Wislizenus †1889 American physician and explorer born in Germany

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“Wislizenus's cottonwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wislizenus%27s%20cottonwood. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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