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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cornaceae — the tupelo tree etc.
  • proper n. A female given name

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous trees or shrubs of the polypetalous order Cornaceæ, the dogwood family, known by the imbricate petals and single or two-cleft style.

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

  • n. tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside ponds

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