liriodendron

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

Definition of liriodendron

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any tree of the genus Liriodendron

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Origin and Etymology of liriodendron

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


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