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As·pen

 (ăs′pən)
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.

as·pen

 (ăs′pən)
n.
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.]

aspen

(ˈæspən)
n
(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
adj
archaic chiefly literary trembling
[Old English æspe; see asp2]

as•pen

(ˈæs pən)

n.
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.
[1350–1400; Old English æspen. See asp2, -en2]

As•pen

(ˈæs pən)

n.
a town in central Colorado: ski resort. 3678.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspen - any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest windaspen - 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
American aspen, American quaking aspen, Populus tremuloides - slender aspen native to North America
Translations

aspen

[ˈæspən] Nálamo m temblón

aspen

[ˈæspən] n (= tree) → tremble m

aspen

n (Bot) → Espe f, → Zitterpappel f; to tremble like an aspen (liter)zittern wie Espenlaub

aspen

[ˈæspən] n (Bot) → tremolo
References in classic literature ?
The place fixed on for the stand-shooting was not far above a stream in a little aspen copse.
But the aspen poplar leaves are always shaking, even on the very calmest day.
A thousand times during that half-hour Rostov cast eager and restless glances over the edge of the wood, with the two scraggy oaks rising above the aspen undergrowth and the gully with its water-worn side and "Uncle's" cap just visible above the bush on his right.
A slender shapely young aspen rose up before them against the fine maize and emerald and paling rose of the western sky, which brought out every leaf and twig in dark, tremulous, elfin loveliness.
She trembled like an aspen, and though she struggled bravely, I noticed that her legs would hardly support her.
There are {60} fifty maid servants in the house, some of whom are always grinding rich yellow grain at the mill, while others work at the loom, or sit and spin, and their shuttles go backwards and forwards like the fluttering of aspen leaves, while the linen is so closely woven that it will turn oil.
exclaimed Julia, starting, and trembling like an aspen.
exclaimed Louisa, blushing to thc eyes, and trembling like an aspen ; “ you misunderstood me, dear Miss Temple; I—I—it was only a conjecture.
When he again lifted the lid off Lucy's coffin we all looked, Arthur trembling like an aspen, and saw that the corpse lay there in all its death beauty.
In a like manner, in Siberia, we have woods of birch, fir, aspen, and larch, growing in a latitude [10] (64 degs.
The difficulty now was to find timber of sufficient size for the construction of canoes, the trees in these high mountain regions being chiefly a scrubbed growth of pines and cedars, aspens, haws, and service-berries, and a small kind of cotton-tree, with a leaf resembling that of the willow.
Then I come back to what I thought before; and the more so as last evening at sunset, whilst I was arranging the border where I am to plant your bulb, I saw a shadow gliding between the alder trees and the aspens.