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A tall, deciduous, eastern North American tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) having large, tuliplike, green-and-yellow flowers, aromatic twigs, and yellowish wood that is easily worked. Also called poplar.
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1. (Plants) Also called: tulip poplar or yellow poplar a North American magnoliaceous forest tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, having tulip-shaped greenish-yellow flowers and long conelike fruits
2. (Plants) a similar and related Chinese tree, L. chinense
3. (Plants) any of various other trees with tulip-shaped flowers, such as the magnolia
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a tall tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, of the magnolia family, native to the eastern U.S., having large, cup-shaped, green and orange flowers. Also called yellow poplar.
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|Noun||1.||tulip tree - 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
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