Liriodendron

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liriodendron

(ˌlɪrɪəʊˈdɛndrən)
n, pl -drons or -dra (-drə)
(Plants) either of the two deciduous trees of the magnoliaceous genus Liriodendron, the tulip trees of North America or China
[C18: New Latin, from Greek leiron lily + dendron tree]
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Noun1.liriodendron - tulip treesLiriodendron - tulip trees        
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
family Magnoliaceae, magnolia family, Magnoliaceae - subclass Magnoliidae: genera Liriodendron, Magnolia, and Manglietia
canary whitewood, Liriodendron tulipifera, tulip poplar, tulip tree, yellow poplar - 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
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In youth, the tulip-tree, or Liriodendron Tulipferum, the most magnificent of American foresters, has a trunk peculiarly smooth, and often rises to a great height without lateral branches; but, in its riper age, the bark becomes gnarled and uneven, while many short limbs make their appearance on the stem.
I'd never touch magnolias, liriodendrons, walnuts, mulberries and many more.