tulip

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noun tu·lip \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tulip

  1. :  any of a genus (Tulipa) of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers; also :  the flower or bulb of a tulip

Origin and Etymology of tulip

New Latin tulipa, from Turkishtülbent turban — more at turban


First Known Use: 1578


TULIP Defined for English Language Learners

tulip

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noun tu·lip \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tulip for English Language Learners

  • : a large, bright flower that is shaped like a cup and that grows in the spring


TULIP Defined for Kids

tulip

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noun tu·lip \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tulip for Students

  1. :  a plant related to the lily that grows from a bulb and has a large cup-shaped flower in early spring



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