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- n. Any of several large North American trees, of the genus Liriodendron, that have tulip-like flowers; especially Liriodendron tulipifera, the tulip tree
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and handsome, tuliplike flowers; tulip tree; whitewood; -- called also canoewood. Liriodendron tulipifera is the only extant species, but there were several others in the Cretaceous epoch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of North American trees, consisting of a single species, belonging to the order Magnoliaceæ, tribe Magnolieæ, characterized by extrorse anthers and a sessile gynophore; the tulip-trees.
- n. [lowercase] A tree of this genus.
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- n. tulip trees
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