plains cottonwood

noun

variants or plains poplar
: a large poplar (Populus sargentii) chiefly of the Great Plains region of North America having deeply furrowed gray bark and broadly oval leaves with coarse curved teeth and long points

Word History

Etymology

from the Great Plains

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“Plains cottonwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plains%20cottonwood. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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