Liriodendron tulipifera

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Noun1.Liriodendron tulipifera - tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip-shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruitLiriodendron tulipifera - tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip-shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit; yields soft white woods used especially for cabinet work
true tulipwood, whitewood, yellow poplar, tulipwood, white poplar - light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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The hideous creature, instead of rushing on its prey, had beaten a sudden retreat and taken refuge in the upper branches of the tulip-tree, for a formidable enemy menaced its stronghold.
It was a dense thicket, in which rose huge cypresses, sycamores, tulip-trees, olives, tamarinds, oaks, and magnolias.
The natural platform to which we had clambered was thickly overgrown with brambles, through which we soon discovered that it would have been impossible to force our way but for the scythe; and Jupiter, by direction of his master, proceeded to clear for us a path to the foot of an enormously tall tulip-tree, which stood, with some eight or ten oaks, upon the level, and far surpassed them all, and all other trees which I had then ever seen, in the beauty of its foliage and form, in the wide spread of its branches, and in the general majesty of its appearance.