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A city of west-central Colorado west-southwest of Denver at the base of Aspen Mountain, a peak rising to 3,418 m (11,212 ft). Founded c. 1879 by silver prospectors, Aspen is a popular ski area and mountain resort.
Any of various trees of the genus Populus having leaves that flutter readily in the wind because of their flattened leafstalks.
[Middle English aspe, from Old English æspe.]
(Plants) any of several trees of the salicaceous genus Populus, such as P. tremula of Europe, in which the leaves are attached to the stem by long flattened stalks so that they quiver in the wind. Archaic name: asp
archaic chiefly literary trembling
[Old English æspe; see asp2]
1. any of various poplars, as Populus tremula of Europe and P. tremuloides of North America, having alternate ovate leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze.adj.
2. of or pertaining to the aspen.
3. trembling or quivering, like the leaves of the aspen.
a town in central Colorado: ski resort. 3678.
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|Noun||1.||aspen - any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind|
poplar tree, poplar - any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
European quaking aspen, Populus tremula, quaking aspen - Old World aspen with a broad much-branched crown; northwestern Europe and Siberia to North Africa