yellow poplar


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One property, 10,400 acres outside Washington, D.C., on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, features American beech, black cherry and yellow poplar interspersed with loblolly and Virginia pine. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 2 Nov. 2022 The new definition expands the definition to include a host of tree species such as magnolia, longleaf pine, river birch, sweet gum, sycamore and yellow poplar. al, 16 Mar. 2021 Large 100' tall oaks, yellow poplars, and cypress are being replaced with fifteen-foot tall privet forests. Jefferson County Cooperative Extension,, 29 Mar. 2018 With the project, the neighborhood will lose some yellow poplars and, potentially, the salamanders living under the rocks near the creek, songbirds, fox and deer. Luz Lazo, Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of yellow poplar was in 1759

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“Yellow poplar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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