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Poplar tree   /pˈɑplər tri/   Listen
Poplar tree

noun
1.
Any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins.  Synonym: poplar.






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"Poplar tree" Quotes from Famous Books



... when they arrived at the place of execution. The assembled spectators formed a guard around a small alamo, or poplar tree, which had been selected for the gallows. It was fast growing dark, and the busy movements of a large number of the associates of the condemned, dividing and collecting again in small bodies at different points around and outside of the party, and ...
— Choice Specimens of American Literature, And Literary Reader - Being Selections from the Chief American Writers • Benj. N. Martin

... Little Breezes soon spread the news over the Green Meadows and through the Green Forest that a stranger had come from the North. At once all the little meadow people and forest folk made some excuse to go over to the big poplar tree where the stranger was so busy eating. At first he was very shy and had nothing to say. He was a queer fellow, and he was so big, and his teeth were so sharp and so long, that his visitors ...
— The Adventures of Prickly Porky • Thornton W. Burgess



Words linked to "Poplar tree" :   genus Populus, flowering tree, cottonwood, grey poplar, Populus balsamifera, Populus, abele, balsam poplar, white poplar, hackmatack, tacamahac, gray poplar, Populus canescens, white aspen, silver-leaved poplar, aspen poplar, aspen, Populus nigra, Populus alba, black poplar, angiospermous tree



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