aspen

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noun as·pen \ˈas-pən\

Definition of aspen

  1. :  any of several poplars (especially Populus tremula of Europe and P. tremuloides and P. grandidentata of North America) with leaves that flutter in the lightest wind because of their flattened petioles

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Origin and Etymology of aspen

Middle English, of an aspen, from asp aspen, from Old English æspe; akin to Old High German aspa aspen, Russian osina


Aspen

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geographical name As·pen \ˈa-spən\

Definition of Aspen

  1. resort city in west central Colorado population 6658


ASPEN Defined for English Language Learners

aspen

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Definition of aspen for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of tree whose leaves move easily when the wind blows


ASPEN Defined for Kids

aspen

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noun as·pen \ˈa-spən\

Definition of aspen for Students

  1. :  a poplar tree whose leaves move easily in the breeze


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