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Any of several North American poplar trees, especially Populus deltoides, which has triangular leaves and a tuft of cottony hairs on the seeds.
1. (Plants) any of several North American poplars, esp Populus deltoides, whose seeds are covered with cottony hairs
2. (Plants) Also called: tauhinu a native New Zealand shrub, Cassinia leptophylla, with daisy-like flowers
any of several American poplars, as Populus deltoides, with cottony tufts on the seeds.
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|Noun||1.||cottonwood - any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed|
poplar tree, poplar - any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
Eastern cottonwood, necklace poplar, Populus deltoides - a common poplar of eastern and central United States; cultivated in United States for its rapid growth and luxuriant foliage and in Europe for timber
Populus trichocarpa, Western balsam poplar, black cottonwood - cottonwood of western North America with dark green leaves shining above and rusty or silvery beneath
|2.||cottonwood - American basswood of the Allegheny region|