poplar

noun pop·lar \ ˈpä-plər \

Definition of poplar

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

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Origin and Etymology of poplar

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


Poplar

geographical name Pop·lar \ ˈpä-plər \

Definition of Poplar

former metropolitan borough of eastern London, England, on the northern bank of the Thames River that is now part of the borough of Tower Hamlets

POPLAR Defined for English Language Learners

poplar

noun

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

poplar

noun pop·lar \ ˈpä-plər \

Definition of poplar for Students

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

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