liriodendron

noun
lir·​i·​o·​den·​dron | \ ˌlirēəˈdendrən \

Definition of liriodendron

1 capitalized : a genus of North American and Asiatic trees (family Magnoliaceae) with 4-lobed smooth shining leaves and large greenish yellow flowers resembling tulips — see tulip tree
2 plural -s : any tree of the genus Liriodendron

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History and Etymology for liriodendron

New Latin, from Greek leirion, lirion lily + New Latin -dendron

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“Liriodendron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liriodendron. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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