tupelo
noun (plural -los) Etymology: perhaps from Creek *topiló, from etó tree + piló:(fa), opiló:(fa) swamp Date: circa 1730 1. any of a genus (Nyssa of the family Nyssaceae) of North American and Asian deciduous trees that have simple alternate leaves, small usually greenish-white dioecious flowers, and a rounded drupe; especially black gum 2. the pale soft wood of a tupelo

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, (Nyssa multiflora)


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  • Tupelo — Tupelo, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 177 Housing Units (2000): 93 Land area (2000): 0.311330 sq. miles (0.806342 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.311330 sq. miles (0.806342 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Tupelo — Taxobox name = Tupelo image width = 240px image caption = Black tupelo foliage and immature fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Cornales familia = Cornaceae (Nyssaceae) genus = Nyssa genus authority = L.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Tupelo — /tooh peuh loh , tyooh /, n. a city in NE Mississippi. 23,905. * * * Any of about seven species of trees that make up the genus Nyssa in the sour gum family (Nyssaceae). Five are found in moist or swampy areas of eastern North America, one in… …   Universalium

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