popple
I. noun Etymology: Middle English popul, from Old English, from Latin populus Date: 14th century chiefly dialect poplar 1 II. noun Etymology: popple, verb, from Middle English poplen to bubble, ripple, probably of imitative origin Date: 1875 a choppy sea

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  • Popple — may refer to:Placenames in the United States: * Popple, Michigan, in Huron County * Popple River, Wisconsin * Popple River, Wisconsin, in Forest County, Wisconsin * Popple Grove Township, Minnesota, in Mahnomen County * Popple Township, Minnesota …   Wikipedia

  • Popple — Pop ple, n. 1. The poplar. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster] 2. Tares. [Obs.] To sow popple among wheat. Bale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Popple — Pop ple, v. i. [Cf. {Pop}.] To move quickly up and down; to bob up and down, as a cork on rough water; also, to bubble. Cotton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • popple — popple1 [päp′əl] n. dial. var. of POPLAR (senses 1 & 2) popple2 [päp′əl] vi. poppled, poppling [ME poplen, prob. of echoic orig.] to heave, toss, bubble, or ripple, as water in a choppy sea n. the action of poppling …   English World dictionary

  • popple — 1. noun /ˈpɒpl̩/ a) poplar Some of them had recently built a pulp mill, and he called my attention to the young growths of popple we could see from the car window and remarked: Theres good pulp material in those trees, but its not easy to get em… …   Wiktionary

  • Popple — This unusual and interesting name is of early medieval French origin, and is a topographical surname for someone who lived by a stand of poplar trees or a single conspicuous poplar tree. The name derives from the Old French and Middle English… …   Surnames reference

  • popple — popple1 /pop euhl/, v., poppled, poppling, n. v.i. 1. to move in a tumbling, irregular manner, as boiling water. n. 2. a poppling motion. [1300 50; ME poplen; imit.; see LE] popple2 /pop euhl/, n. Northern U.S. a poplar of the genus Populus. [bef …   Universalium

  • popple — Cleveland Dialect List the common corn cockle …   English dialects glossary

  • popple — verb (of water) flow in a tumbling or rippling way. noun a rolling or rippling of water. Origin ME: prob. from MDu. popelen to murmur , of imitative origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • popple — pop·ple …   English syllables

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