tulip poplar

noun

Examples of tulip poplar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Incorporated in the suit design were the Kentucky state flower, a golden rod, the state tree, tulip poplar, wild roses, redbuds, dogwoods, and tobacco leaves. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 9 Feb. 2024 From the park office, strike out on Hidden Pond Trail though 190-year-old tulip poplars. The Editors, Outside Online, 15 Apr. 2019 Since the celebrations began in 2003, the county has planted over 33,000 native trees, including red maple, tulip poplar, white oak, black walnut, eastern red cedar and redbud, according to a news release. Baltimore Sun, 18 Apr. 2023 Kentucky The tulip poplar is Kentucky's state tree. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023 To celebrate, the college planted a tulip poplar tree outside McGeorge Hall that will grow to 60 to 90 feet tall by 30 to 50 feet wide. I.c. Murrell, Arkansas Online, 27 Oct. 2022 For houses to be built, trees often must fall, and Zumot cleared the lot of more than a dozen smaller ones before he was faced with a final obstacle: an enormous tulip poplar that towered over the lot. Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2022 Roughly 80 feet up in a tulip poplar tree on the expansive property, located off New York Avenue NE, sits a nest that’s been home for several years to a pair of bald eagles named Mr. President and the First Lady. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 In the autumn, prepare yourself for a rainbow of fall delight as the surrounding sugar maple, white oak, tulip poplar and yellow birch trees show off their true colors. Kelly Sundstrom, ajc, 12 Sep. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tulip poplar was in 1847

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“Tulip poplar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulip%20poplar. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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