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ˈpɒp lərpoplar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poplarnoun

    soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar

  2. poplar, poplar treenoun

    any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins


  1. poplarnoun

    Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Populus.

  2. Etymology: From popler, from poplier (French: peuplier), from populus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Poplarnoun

    A tree.

    Etymology: peuplier, Fr. populus, Lat.

    The leaves of the poplar are broad, and for the most part angular: the male trees produce amentaceous flowers, which have many little leaves and apices, but are barren: the female trees produce membraneous pods, which open into two parts, containing many seeds, which have a large quantity of down adhering to them, and are collected into spikes. Philip Miller.

    Po is drawn with the face of an ox, with a garland of poplar upon his head. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    All he describ’d was present to their eyes,
    And as he rais’d his verse, the poplars seem’d to rise. Wentworth Dillon.

    So falls a poplar, that in watry ground
    Rais’d high the head. Alexander Pope, Iliad.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poplarnoun

    any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses

  2. Poplarnoun

    the timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white poplar

  3. Etymology: [OE. popler, OF. poplier, F. peuplier, fr. L. populus poplar.]


  1. Poplar

    Populus is a genus of 25–35 species of deciduous flowering plants in the family Salicaceae, native to most of the Northern Hemisphere. English names variously applied to different species include poplar, aspen, and cottonwood. In the September 2006 issue of Science, it was announced that the Western Balsam Poplar was the first tree to have its full DNA code sequenced.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poplar

    pop′lar, n. a tree common in the northern hemisphere, of rapid growth, and having diœcious flowers arranged in catkins, both male and female flowers with an oblique cup-shaped perianth. [O. Fr. poplier—L. pōpulus, poplar-tree.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. poplar

    The tree which furnishes charcoal for the manufacture of gunpowder.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Poplar

    From the poplar-trees formerly abounding in this district.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poplar in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poplar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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