from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The white poplar, Populus alba: so called from the white color of its twigs and leaves. See poplar. Also called abel-tree, and sometimes abbey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The white poplar (Populus alba).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Dutch abeel, from Old French aubel, from Medieval Latin albellus, diminutive of Latin albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Dutch abeel, from Middle Dutch, from Norman abiel, from a diminutive of Latin albus ("white").


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