plains cottonwood

variants: or plains poplar

Definition of plains cottonwood

: 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

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History and Etymology for plains cottonwood

from the Great Plains

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“Plains cottonwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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