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

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  • 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}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. — 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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