Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various trees of the genus Populus having leaves that flutter readily in the wind because of their flattened leafstalks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the tree named asp.
  • Tremulous, like an aspen-leaf; quivering.
  • noun Same as asp.

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

  • noun (Bot.) One of several species of poplar bearing this name, especially the Populus tremula, so called from the trembling of its leaves, which move with the slightest impulse of the air.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the aspen, or resembling it; made of aspen wood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A kind of poplar tree (genus Populus; section Populus).
  • noun uncountable The wood of such a tree.

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

  • noun any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind

Etymologies

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

[Middle English aspe, from Old English æspe.]

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Middle English aspen 'made of aspen wood', from asp 'aspen', from Old English æspe, from Proto-Germanic *aspōn (compare Dutch esp, German Espe, Swedish asp), from Proto-Indo-European *Hosp- (compare Welsh aethnen, Latin abiēs 'fir', Latvian apse, Polish osa, Armenian op'i 'poplar').

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  • beautiful WordNet definition

    July 1, 2009

  • Thanks sarra.

    July 1, 2009