Quaking aspen
Quaking Quak"ing, a. & n. from {Quake}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Quaking aspen} (Bot.), an American species of poplar ({Populus tremuloides}), the leaves of which tremble in the lightest breeze. It much resembles the European aspen. See {Aspen}.

{Quaking bog}, a bog of forming peat so saturated with water that it shakes when trodden upon.

{Quaking grass}. (Bot.) (a) One of several grasses of the genus {Briza}, having slender-stalked and pendulous ovate spikelets, which quake and rattle in the wind. {Briza maxima} is the large quaking grass; {Briza media} and {Briza minor} are the smaller kinds. (b) Rattlesnake grass ({Glyceria Canadensis}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • quaking aspen — ☆ quaking aspen n. a North American poplar (Populus tremuloides) with small, flat stemmed leaves that tremble in the lightest breeze * * * …   Universalium

  • quaking aspen — ☆ quaking aspen n. a North American poplar (Populus tremuloides) with small, flat stemmed leaves that tremble in the lightest breeze …   English World dictionary

  • quaking aspen — paprastoji drebulė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Populus tremula), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje, Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Populus tremula angl. aspen; European… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • quaking aspen — smulkiadantė tuopa statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Populus tremuloides), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Populus tremuloides angl. American aspen; quaking aspen;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • quaking aspen — noun Old World aspen with a broad much branched crown; northwestern Europe and Siberia to North Africa • Syn: ↑European quaking aspen, ↑Populus tremula • Hypernyms: ↑aspen …   Useful english dictionary

  • quaking aspen — noun Date: 1812 an aspen (Populus tremuloides) chiefly of the United States and Canada with small nearly circular leaves that have flattened petioles and finely serrate margins and that flutter in the slightest breeze …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quaking aspen. — See under aspen (def. 1). [1785 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • quaking aspen — noun Populus tremuloides, the American aspen, so called from its leaves whose flattened petioles cause them to tremble in the breeze …   Wiktionary

  • quaking aspen — quak′ing as′pen n. pln an aspen, Populus tremuloides, with heart shaped leaves that tremble in the wind • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • quaking aspen. — See under aspen (def. 1). [1785 95] …   Useful english dictionary

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