aspen poplar

a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States; has white bark and leaves with whitish undersurfaces
Hypernyms: ↑poplar, ↑poplar tree

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Poplar — Pop lar, n. [OE. popler, OF. poplier, F. peuplier, fr. L. populus poplar.] (Bot.) 1. Any tree of the genus {Populus}; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses. [1913 Webster] Note: The aspen poplar is {Populus tremula} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poplar tree — noun any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins • Syn: ↑poplar • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Hyponyms: ↑balsam poplar, ↑hackmatack …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aspen parkland — refers to a transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest stretching from northeastern British Columbia through central and northwestern Alberta, central Saskatchewan to central and southern Manitoba. Aspen parkland consists of groves of… …   Wikipedia

  • Aspen (disambiguation) — Aspen is a type of poplar tree representing several species. The term may also refer to:;as a placename in the United States: *Aspen, Colorado, a ski resort town in Pitkin County, Colorado *Aspen Hill, Maryland, an unincorporated, census… …   Wikipedia

  • aspen — late 14c., from adjective or genitive form of O.E. æspe aspen tree, white poplar, from P.Gmc. *aspo (Cf. O.N. ösp, M.Du. espe, O.H.G. aspa, Ger. Espe), from PIE *apsa aspen (Cf. Lith. opuse). The current form in English probably arose from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aspen — [as′pən] n. [ME aspe (aspen, in comp.) < OE æspe < IE base * apsa > Lith ãpušė̃, OPrus abse] any of several kinds of poplar tree (genus Populus) with flattened leafstalks that cause the leaves to flutter in the least breeze adj. 1. of or …   English World dictionary

  • Aspen — Asp en ([a^]s p[e^]n), Asp Asp ([.a]sp), n. [AS. [ae]sp, [ae]ps; akin to OHG. aspa, Icel. [ o]sp, Dan. [ae]sp, Sw. asp, D. esp, G. espe, [ a]spe, aspe; cf. Lettish apsa, Lith. apuszis.] (Bot.) One of several species of poplar bearing this name,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aspen — ► NOUN ▪ a poplar tree with small rounded long stalked leaves. ORIGIN from dialect asp (in the same sense) …   English terms dictionary

  • Aspen — Taxobox name = Aspen image width = 240px image caption = A Quaking Aspen grove regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Salicaceae genus = Populus sectio = Populus subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • aspen — /ˈæspən / (say aspuhn) noun 1. any of various species of poplar, as Populus tremula of Europe, and P. tremuloides (quaking aspen) or P. alba (white aspen) in America, with leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze. –adjective 2. of or relating… …   Australian English dictionary

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