poplar

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noun pop·lar \ˈpä-plər\

Definition of poplar

  1. 1 a :  any of a genus (Populus) of slender catkin-bearing quick-growing deciduous trees (as an aspen or cottonwood) of the willow family b :  the wood of a poplar

  2. 2 :  tulip tree 1

Origin and Etymology of poplar

Middle English popler, from Anglo-French, from Old French *pople poplar, from Latin populus


First Known Use: 14th century


Poplar

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geographical name Pop·lar \ˈpä-plər\

Definition of Poplar

  1. former metropolitan borough E London, England, on N bank of the Thames, now part of Tower Hamlets


POPLAR Defined for English Language Learners

poplar

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noun pop·lar \ˈpä-plər\

Definition of poplar for English Language Learners

  • : a tall, thin tree that has rough bark, soft wood, and very small groups of flowers


POPLAR Defined for Kids

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noun pop·lar \ˈpä-plər\

Definition of poplar for Students

  1. :  a tree that has rough bark and a white substance resembling cotton around its seeds


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