Liriodendra
Liriodendron Lir`i*o*den"dron (l[i^]r`[i^]*[-o]*d[e^]n"dr[o^]n), n.; pl. {Liriodendra} (-dr[.a]). [NL., fr. Gr. lei`rion lily + de`ndron tree.] (Bot.) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and handsome, tuliplike flowers; tulip tree; whitewood; -- called also {canoewood}. {Liriodendron tulipifera} is the only extant species, but there were several others in the Cretaceous epoch. [1913 Webster]

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  • canoewood — Liriodendron Lir i*o*den dron (l[i^]r [i^]*[ o]*d[e^]n dr[o^]n), n.; pl. {Liriodendra} ( dr[.a]). [NL., fr. Gr. lei rion lily + de ndron tree.] (Bot.) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liriodendron — Lir i*o*den dron (l[i^]r [i^]*[ o]*d[e^]n dr[o^]n), n.; pl. {Liriodendra} ( dr[.a]). [NL., fr. Gr. lei rion lily + de ndron tree.] (Bot.) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and handsome,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liriodendron tulipifera — Liriodendron Lir i*o*den dron (l[i^]r [i^]*[ o]*d[e^]n dr[o^]n), n.; pl. {Liriodendra} ( dr[.a]). [NL., fr. Gr. lei rion lily + de ndron tree.] (Bot.) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liriodendron — /ˌlɪrioʊˈdɛndrən/ (say .lireeoh dendruhn) noun (plural liriodendrons or liriodendra) a tree of the genus Liriodendron, of which the tulip tree, L. tulipifera, native to eastern North America, is the chief representative. See tulip tree (def. 1).… …   Australian English dictionary

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