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poplar
balsam poplar
Populus balsamifera

pop·lar

 (pŏp′lər)
n.
1.
a. Any of several fast-growing deciduous trees of the genus Populus, having unisexual flowers borne in catkins and seeds with cottony tufts.
b. The wood of any of these trees.

[Middle English popler, from Old French poplier, from pouple, from Latin pōpulus.]

poplar

(ˈpɒplə)
n
1. (Plants) any tree of the salicaceous genus Populus, of N temperate regions, having triangular leaves, flowers borne in catkins, and light soft wood. See also aspen, balsam poplar, Lombardy poplar, white poplar
2. (Plants) any of various trees resembling the true poplars, such as the tulip tree
3. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees
[C14: from Old French poplier, from pouple, from Latin pōpulus]

pop•lar

(ˈpɒp lər)

n.
1. any of several rapidly growing softwood trees of the genus Populus, of the willow family, usu. with a columnar or spirelike shape.
2. any of various similar trees, as the tulip tree.
3. the wood of any of these trees.
[1350–1400; Middle English popler(e), populer < Anglo-French; Old French pop(u)lier =pouple (< Latin pōpulus poplar) + -ier -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poplar - soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplarpoplar - soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar
poplar tree, poplar - any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.poplar - any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkinspoplar - any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
genus Populus, Populus - a genus of trees of the family Salicaceae that is found in the northern hemisphere; poplars
poplar - soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar
balsam poplar, hackmatack, Populus balsamifera, tacamahac - poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves
abele, aspen poplar, Populus alba, silver-leaved poplar, white aspen, white poplar - a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces
gray poplar, grey poplar, Populus canescens - large rapidly growing poplar with faintly lobed dentate leaves grey on the lower surface; native to Europe but introduced and naturalized elsewhere
black poplar, Populus nigra - large European poplar
cottonwood - any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed
aspen - any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
Translations
топола
topol
poppel
pappel
سپیدارسفیدارقواخ
poppeli
jablantopola
nyár
ポプラ
포플러
populus
plop
jablantopolaјаблантопола
poppel
ต้นพ็อปล่าร์
cây bạch dương

poplar

[ˈpɒpləʳ] N (black) → chopo m, álamo m; (white) → álamo m blanco

poplar

[ˈpɒplər] npeuplier m

poplar

nPappel f

poplar

[ˈpɒpləʳ] npioppo
black poplar → pioppo nero europeo

poplar

حُور topol poppel Pappel λεύκα álamo poppeli peuplier jablan pioppo ポプラ 포플러 populier poppel topola choupo тополь poppel ต้นพ็อปล่าร์ kavak cây bạch dương 白杨
References in classic literature ?
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.
She's as straight as a poplar," said old Mazey, considering Magdalen's figure in drowsy soliloquy.
Not a latent echo in the house, not a squeak and scuffle from the mice behind the panelling, not a drip from the half-thawed water-spout in the dull yard behind, not a sigh among the leafless boughs of one despondent poplar, not the idle swinging of an empty store-house door, no, not a clicking in the fire, but fell upon the heart of Scrooge with a softening influence, and gave a freer passage to his tears.
He used to seat himself on a bench under the great poplar in our plaza, and there he would keep us all hanging open-mouthed on the stories he told us of his exploits.
Standing motionless beside her, Genevieve held in her hand a branch which Stephanie had doubtless climbed a tall poplar to obtain, and the poor idiot was gently waving it above her sleeping companion, to chase away the flies and cool the atmosphere.
Those persons who saw him sitting beneath a poplar, and who noticed the vacant eye which he turned to them, would say to Madame Granson:--
Bloxam, who had slept off the remains of his beer on the previous night at Corcoran's, had left for his work at Poplar at five o'clock that morning.
And Maximilian was patient, and employed himself in mentally contrasting the two girls, -- one fair, with soft languishing eyes, a figure gracefully bending like a weeping willow; the other a brunette, with a fierce and haughty expression, and as straight as a poplar.
Round her cave there was a thick wood of alder, poplar, and sweet smelling cypress trees, wherein all kinds of great birds had built their nests--owls, hawks, and chattering sea-crows that occupy their business in the waters.
The Nebraska is studded with islands covered with that species of poplar called the cotton-wood tree.
Therefore he was named Simoeisius, but he did not live to pay his parents for his rearing, for he was cut off untimely by the spear of mighty Ajax, who struck him in the breast by the right nipple as he was coming on among the foremost fighters; the spear went right through his shoulder, and he fell as a poplar that has grown straight and tall in a meadow by some mere, and its top is thick with branches.
His hands Whiter than poplar leaves in windy springs, Shake with some palsy; and his stammering mouth Blurts out a foolish froth of empty words Like water from a conduit.