American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move in a tossing, bubbling, or rippling manner, as choppy water.
- n. Choppy water.
- n. The motion or sound of boiling liquid.
- n. Informal A poplar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To flow; rush; foam; bubble.
- To bob or move up and down: said of a floating object.
- n. A ripple.
- n. Same as poplar.
- n. The corn-cockle, Lychnis Githago.
- n. dialect poplar
- n. Choppy water; the motion or sound of agitated water (as from boiling or wind)
- v. Of water, to move in a choppy, bubbling, or tossing manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To move quickly up and down; to bob up and down, as a cork on rough water; also, to bubble.
- n. Prov. Eng. & Local, U. S. The poplar.
- n. obsolete Tares.
- Middle English poplen, possibly from Middle Dutch, of imitative origin (Wiktionary)
- Middle English poplen, probably of Middle Dutch origin.Middle English popel (perhaps from Old English popul-), from Latin pōpulus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To these we fastened cross pieces of "popple" and on this put a tick filled with wild hay and corn stalk leaves.”
“He had always admired the hard bark and metallic resonance of the ironwood, but he hated the poplar -- "popple" it is called in Joralemon, Minnesota.”
“The common aspen or "popple," _Populus tremuloides, _ of our woods, is a meritorious little tree for certain effects.”
“popple" bark is his chief dainty -- he cannot understand and cannot tolerate this barbarian, who eats raw fish and leaves the bones and fins and the smell of slime in his doorway.”
“No cattle grazing the pastures, no farmers mowing the fields, and stands of brush and birch and popple seedlings are popping up everywhere.”
“September 8, 2009 at 5:17 am omgs, it looks liek a popple”
“You are def born after 1990 if you dont know what a popple is……fur berries have nuthin on popple…”
“The nostalgic popple lovers are outnumbering the nerdy tribble lovers .”
“March 5, 2007 at 10:55 am dont kare if a buny, it a guud popple.”
“The banks were high and formidably steep from the cut of floodwaters that came with the snowmelt each spring, and they were crowned with a thick growth of brush and popple.”
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