Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To flow; rush; foam; bubble.
  • To bob or move up and down: said of a floating object.
  • noun The corn-cockle, Lychnis Githago.
  • noun A ripple.
  • noun Same as poplar.

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

  • intransitive verb To move quickly up and down; to bob up and down, as a cork on rough water; also, to bubble.
  • noun Prov. Eng. & Local, U. S. The poplar.
  • noun obsolete Tares.

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

  • noun dialect poplar
  • noun Choppy water; the motion or sound of agitated water (as from boiling or wind)
  • verb Of water, to move in a choppy, bubbling, or tossing manner.

Etymologies

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Middle English popul, popil, from Old English popul, from Latin populus

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Middle English poplen, possibly from Middle Dutch, of imitative origin

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