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, yellow poplar 2. any of various trees other than the tulip tree with tulip-shaped flowers

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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