tulip poplar

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 At least our trees are native: maple, tulip poplar, holly. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, 30 June 2021 The tulip poplar is part of a global study about tree growth. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2021 The sanctuary is nestled among tulip poplar, black walnut, and sourwood trees in the mountains of northern Georgia. Greg Kahn, National Geographic, 8 July 2020 On the lawn of the East Terrace, right by the mansion, sits three old tulip poplars and a beech tree. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 9 Dec. 2022.

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