Definition of tulip
: 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
Recent Examples of tulip from the Web
The massive central dome is golden and adorned with 72 tulips, to symbolize the 72 martyrs who fought at Karbala in 680 A.D., a pivotal moment in the formation of Shiism.
A look at Chicago's tulip displays through the years.
The trees are in full bloom for only a week — the entire neighborhood crowned in pinks, reds, purples, yellows, whites — with tulips and daffodils erupting in every yard.
These dual creations are both made up of river irises, anemones, and tulips, just using different color palettes: one a deep indigo and the other a fresh white.
The Keukenhof Garden, just outside the village of Lisse in South Holland, is a metropolis of tulips.
The luxurious but modern decor feels airy, and the tulips in the private gardens add to the Dutch feel.
Beautiful orange tulips from my friend Michael at Bridgehampton Florist brightened up the table.
Spoil your special someone with a white chocolate high-heel shoe adorned with colorful tulips.
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TULIP Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of tulip for Students
: 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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