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poplar

a tree
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popular – favorably regarded, well-liked; representing the people, common: popular belief
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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poplar

[ˈpɒplər] npeuplier m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

poplar

nPappel f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

poplar

[ˈpɒpləʳ] npioppo
black poplar → pioppo nero europeo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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