Lombardy poplar


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Lombardy poplar

n.
A deciduous tree (Populus nigra var. italica) having upward-pointing branches that form a slender, columnar outline.

[After Lombardy.]

Lombardy poplar

n
(Plants) an Italian poplar tree, Populus nigra italica, with upwardly pointing branches giving it a columnar shape

Lom′bardy pop′lar


n.
a poplar, Populus nigra italica, having a columnar manner of growth, with erect branches.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lombardy poplar - distinguished by its columnar fastigiate shape and erect branchesLombardy poplar - distinguished by its columnar fastigiate shape and erect branches
black poplar, Populus nigra - large European poplar
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There was a long row of them in the orchard, with a Lombardy poplar at either end, and a hedge of lilacs behind.
Why does the Lombardy poplar hold its branches straight up in the air like that, when all the other poplars hold theirs out or hang them down?
And she taught all the little poplars she knew to stand the same way, and that is why Lombardy poplars always do.
Strange children, who meant nothing to me, were playing in the Harlings' big yard when I passed; the mountain ash had been cut down, and only a sprouting stump was left of the tall Lombardy poplar that used to guard the gate.
It had no park, but the pleasure-grounds were tolerably extensive; and like every other place of the same degree of importance, it had its open shrubbery, and closer wood walk, a road of smooth gravel winding round a plantation, led to the front, the lawn was dotted over with timber, the house itself was under the guardianship of the fir, the mountain-ash, and the acacia, and a thick screen of them altogether, interspersed with tall Lombardy poplars, shut out the offices.
There is a big grove of fir trees behind it, two rows of Lombardy poplars down the lane, and a ring of white birches around a very delightful garden.
In addition to this show of cultivation were two rows of young Lombardy poplars, a tree but lately introduced into America, formally lining either side of a pathway which led from a gate that opened on the principal street to the front door of the building.
The oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel (painted between 1503 and 1506 by Da Vinci) has been on permanent display at the Louvre since 1797.
The mechanism is fundamental to understanding the shape of the plants around us: explaining how, for instance, a young Lombardy poplar sends its branches up close to the vertical while an oak sapling's spread is much flatter.
Bernal's overeager chef remains cute even in his maddening obliviousness, while Egan's Charlie stays as stiffly wooden as a Lombardy poplar.