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 {Populus tremuloides}; Balsam poplar is {Populus balsamifera}; Lombardy poplar ({Populus dilatata}) is a tall, spiry tree; white poplar is {Populus alba}. [1913 Webster]

2. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also {white poplar}. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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