poplar tree

Definitions

  • Tulip Poplar. Tulip-tree. White-wood
    Tulip Poplar. Tulip-tree. White-wood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poplar tree any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
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Usage

In literature:

The smoke of the kitchen went up into the sky straight as a poplar tree.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
They were passing a garden, in which tall poplars, caught by the squall, took fantastic shapes: they were nightmare trees, terrifyingly strange.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
The other side a deep glen, the shimmering tops of poplar trees and the sound of a stream.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
She must hear it, and slipping his arm around her, he drew her away and out to the seat under the old silver-leaf poplar tree.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
A poplar tree stood near the path stretching its branches straight out from the trunk.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
There a Crucifix hangs between two enormous poplar trees, one of the most beautiful natural altars in the world.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
He had only to sit by the poplar tree until little Dan could run and fetch her.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
His branches kept on growing out at the sides and the whole tree was not more than half as tall as the lowest poplars.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
There ain't a prettier tree in the world than the silver poplar.
"The Land of Long Ago" by Eliza Calvert Hall
He was among trees, birch and poplar and evergreen, that grew to the water's brink.
"The Buttoned Sky" by Geoff St. Reynard
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In poetry:

It hung upon the willow tree,
It hung upon the flood,
It gave to view the poplar isle
And all the scene of blood.
"Jaspar" by Robert Southey
Along de road from Bord à Plouffe
To Kaz-a-baz-u-a
W'ere poplar trees lak sojers stan',
An' all de lan' is pleasan' lan',
In off de road dere leev's a man
Call Louis Desjardins.
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
HOW shall I know? Shall I hear Love pass
In the wind that sighs through the poplar tree?
Shall I follow his passing over the grass
By the prisoned scents which his footsteps free?
"The Coming Of Love" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Look upward where the poplar trees
Sway and sway in the summer air,
Here in the valley never a breeze
Scatters the thistledown, but there
Great winds blow fair
From the mighty murmuring mystical seas,
"Her Voice" by Oscar Wilde
The leaves fall gently on the grass,
And all the willow trees and poplar trees and elder trees
That bend above her where she sleeps,
O all the willow trees, the willow trees
Breathe sighs above her tomb.
"Epitaph in Old Mode" by John Collings Squire
The lilacs that blew on the breast of May
Are an old and lost delight;
And the rose lies ruined in his careless way
As the wind turns the poplars underwhite,
Yet richer am I for the autumn; see
All my misty gold in the willow-tree.
"An Autumn Treasure-Trove" by Eugene Field

In news:

I chose to walk the last few hundred yards, on a floor mat of autumn leaves, under beech and poplar trees.
Jose Ramirez pulls down a poplar tree, one of many poplars that have been dying from canker disease, the rotting of the trees from the inside.
Poplar Tree Leaf Bud Extract Could Fight Skin Aging.
Poplar Tree Leaf Bud Extract Could Fight Skin Aging.
Seven acres of poplar and willow trees defoliated by satin moths were recently discovered in the Spooner Lake area.
A lightning bolt exploded a long, thin strip of wood and bark from this poplar tree, spiraling from the top of the tree all of the way to the ground.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers is working to characterize the genes involved in wood formation in poplar trees with the goal of improving the quality and quantity of wood as a feedstock for biofuels production.
Our North Country is crowded with evergreen trees growing among the poplar and birch.
Open to runners just one day annually, the GreenWood Tree Farm has 25,000 acres of poplars, bare and bewitching come winter.
THE EXPERIENCE Open to runners just one day annually (for A Very Poplar Run 5-K/10-K on November 17), the GreenWood Tree Farm has 25,000 acres of poplars, bare and bewitching come winter.
True poplars are in the willow family of trees, which also contain the genus Populus (cottonwoods), and which is Latin for "people" and was also the Latin name for "tree.
What's going on with the poplar trees.
Poplar Trees These guys look a bit skinny, but researchers in Manchester think they can thicken them up by manipulating two key growth genes.
Landscapers and gardeners throughout the Midwest have been noticing a sticky material raining out of certain shade trees, predominantly tulip poplar (also known locally as yellow poplar or tulip tree).
"Everyone thinks we're a landscape company," Marcia Bansley, executive director of Trees Atlanta, jokes in the organization's cluttered donated office space in downtown's Fairlie Poplar district.
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