from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several fast-growing deciduous trees of the genus Populus having unisexual flowers borne in catkins.
- n. The wood of these trees.
- n. See tulip tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Populus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses.
- n. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white poplar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree of the genus Populus; also, the wood of the tree.
- n. A tree of some other genus in some way resembling a poplar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
- n. soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar
Middle English popler, from Old French poplier, from pouple, from Latin pōpulus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman popler, from Old French poplier (French: peuplier), from Latin populus. (Wiktionary)