Wislizenus's cottonwood

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

Definition of Wislizenus's cottonwood

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of wislizenus's cottonwood

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

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