Tulip tree
Tulip Tu"lip, n. [F. tulipe, OF. also tulipan, It. tulipano, tulipa, from Turk. tulbend, dulbend, literally, a turban, Per. dulband; -- so called from the resemblance of the form of this flower to a turban. See {Turban}.] (Bot.) Any plant of the liliaceous genus {Tulipa}. Many varieties are cultivated for their beautiful, often variegated flowers. [1913 Webster]

{Tulip tree}. (a) A large American tree bearing tuliplike flowers. See {Liriodendron}. (b) A West Indian malvaceous tree ({Paritium tiliaceum} syn. {Hibiscus tiliaceum}). [1913 Webster]


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  • tulip tree — ☆ tulip tree n. a North American forest tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) of the magnolia family, with tulip shaped, greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit: also called tulip poplar …   English World dictionary

  • tulip tree — a tall tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, of the magnolia family, native to the eastern U.S., having large, cup shaped, green and orange flowers: the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Also called tulip poplar, yellow poplar. [1695 1705 …   Universalium

  • tulip tree — noun Date: 1705 1. a tall North American timber tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) of the magnolia family having large greenish yellow tulip shaped flowers and soft white wood used especially for cabinetwork and woodenware called also tulip poplar,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tulip tree — gelsvažiedis tulpmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Magnolijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Liriodendron tulipifera), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Liriodendron tulipifera angl. canary whitewood; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tulip tree — tulpmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Magnolijinių (Magnoliaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Liriodendron). atitikmenys: lot. Liriodendron angl. tulip tree vok. Tulpenbaum rus. лириодендрон; тюльпанное дерево lenk. tulipanowiec …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • tulip tree — noun tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit; yields soft white woods used especially for cabinet work (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tulip poplar, ↑yellow poplar, ↑canary whitewood,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tulip tree — /ˈtjuləp tri/ (say tyoohluhp tree) noun 1. a North American tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, with tulip like flowers and a wood that is used in cabinetwork, etc.; yellow poplar. 2. a West Indian tree, Spathodea campanulata, widely grown for… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tulip tree — noun 1》 a deciduous North American tree which has large distinctively lobed leaves and insignificant tulip like flowers. [Liriodendron tulipifera.] 2》 informal term for magnolia (in sense 1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • tulip tree — tu′lip tree n. pln a tall tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, of the magnolia family, native to the eastern U.S., having large, cup shaped, green and orange flowers Also called yellow poplar • Etymology: 1695–1705, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • tulip tree — noun A North American tree, Liriodendron tulipfera, that has squarish leaves, cone shaped fruit and an aromatic odour. Syn: yellow poplar …   Wiktionary

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