from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall, deciduous, eastern North American tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) having large, tuliplike green and orange flowers, aromatic twigs, and yellowish wood that is easily worked. Also called poplar.
- n. See African tulip tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A North American tree, Liriodendron tulipfera, that has squarish leaves, cone-shaped fruit and an aromatic odour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A West Indian malvaceous tree (Paritium tiliaceum syn. Hibiscus tiliaceum).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree, Liriodendron Tulipifera, found in North America, where, among deciduous trees, it is surpassed in size only by the sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) and the bald cypress (Taxodium distichum).
- n. Michelia (Magnolia) fuscata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip-shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit; yields soft white woods used especially for cabinet work
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Propped against a big tulip tree stood a long-barreled fowling piece, remnant from a previous century.
Here just by ye wilderness is ye tulip tree wch runns up of a great height and ye flower is on ye top; it flowers in August.
A hairy six-legged beast was strung up in the tulip tree near the walkway, dripping yellow blood into the grass.