Wislizenus's cottonwood

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jun. 2024.

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