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

  • noun Any of several fast-growing deciduous trees of the genus Populus, having unisexual flowers borne in catkins and seeds with cottony tufts.
  • noun The wood of any of these trees.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tree of the genus Populus; also, the wood of the tree.
  • noun A tree of some other genus in some way resembling a poplar.

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

  • noun (Bot.) Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses.
  • noun U.S. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white poplar.

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

  • noun Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Populus.

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

  • noun any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
  • noun soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar

Etymologies

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

[Middle English popler, from Old French poplier, from pouple, from Latin pōpulus.]

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From Anglo-Norman popler, from Old French poplier (French: peuplier), from Latin populus.

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