tulip tree

noun

Definition of tulip tree

1 : a tall North American timber tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) of the magnolia family having large greenish-yellow tulip-shaped flowers and soft white wood used especially for cabinetwork and woodenware called also tulip poplar, yellow poplar
2 : any of various trees other than the tulip tree with tulip-shaped flowers

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1705

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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