tupelo

noun tu·pe·lo \ ˈtü-pə-ˌlō , ˈtyü- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of tupelo

plural tupelos
1 :any of a genus (Nyssa of the family Nyssaceae) of North American and Asian deciduous trees that have simple alternate leaves, small usually greenish-white dioecious flowers, and a rounded drupe; especially :black gum
2 :the pale soft wood of a tupelo

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Origin and Etymology of tupelo

perhaps from Creek *topiló, from etó tree + piló:(fa), opiló:(fa) swamp


Tupelo

geographical name Tu·pe·lo \ ˈtü-pə-ˌlō , ˈtyü- \

Definition of Tupelo

city in northeastern Mississippi population 34,546
Note: Singer Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo in 1935.

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