from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several bulbous plants of the genus Tulipa, native chiefly to Asia and widely cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
- n. The flower of any of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of flowering plant, genus Tulipa.
- n. The flower of this plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the liliaceous genus Tulipa. Many varieties are cultivated for their beautiful, often variegated flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Tulipa, of which several species are well-known garden bulbs with highly colored bell-shaped flowers, blooming in spring.
- n. In ordnance, a bell-shaped outward swell of the muzzle of a gun, as a rule abandoned in modern ordnance.
- n. A liliaceous plant, Bæometra columellaris (Tulipa Breyniana) of the Cape of Good Hope.
- n. In California, same as butterfly-tulip: see above.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous perennial bulbous herbs having linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and usually a single showy flower
Trade in tulip bulbs was conducted through futures contracts: Buyers agreed to pay a fixed price for tulip bulbs at some point in the future.
My gardener has grown an unusual one called a tulip.
That center strip has never looked so good, even in tulip season.
Kant insists again and again on the linguistic character of aesthetic judgement, on the somewhat mysterious need to render a judgement that, for example, this tulip is beautiful.
The name tulip comes from dulband, the Persian word for turban, suggestive perhaps of the flower's shape.
Other characters: The _flower_, shown in Fig. 75, is greenish yellow in color, appears in May and resembles a tulip; hence the name tulip tree.
The allergic reaction that may result from exposure in sensitized people is commonly called tulip fingers.
Whatever I call the tulip, whether I understand it correctly or incorrectly, whatever meaning I give to it - none of these things change the reality of what it is.
"We thought we were not as stupid as speculators in the 17th century who traded in Dutch tulip bulbs and annihilated everything," he said.
"poplar," as he called the tulip-tree, bears flowers.