poplar

Definitions

  • Work of Ambrosia Beetles in Tulip or Yellow Poplar Wood
    Work of Ambrosia Beetles in Tulip or Yellow Poplar Wood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poplar any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
    • n poplar soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar
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Additional illustrations & photos:

White Poplar White Poplar
Lombardy Poplar Lombardy Poplar
Tulip Poplar. Tulip-tree. White-wood Tulip Poplar. Tulip-tree. White-wood

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Poplar Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses.
    • Poplar The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white poplar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n poplar A tree of the genus Populus; also, the wood of the tree. The poplars are trees of rapid growth, mostly of moderate size, producing varieties of light soft wood, useful for many purposes requiring lightness and moderate strength; in America the wood is largely converted into pulp for paper-making. Various species are planted for shade and ornament. The aspens and cottonwoods are true poplars, though less called by that name. See asp, aspen, and cottonwood.
    • n poplar A tree of some other genus in some way resembling a poplar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Poplar pop′lar a tree common in the northern hemisphere, of rapid growth, and having diœcious flowers arranged in catkins, both male and female flowers with an oblique cup-shaped perianth.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. popler, OF. poplier, F. peuplier, fr. L. populus, poplar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. poplier—L. pōpulus, poplar-tree.

Usage

In literature:

A clump of dismal poplars overhung the cottage on the west.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
There was a hedged garden opposite the house, with four poplars in the hedgerow.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Ten minutes later he was sound asleep in a poplar sapling.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
Poplar-wood is an even, white, and shining wood.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
We passed between long lines of poplar trees .
"The Inn of Dreams" by Olive Custance
Never trust no poplar!
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
The poverty of Poplar is abject, and, to that extent, picturesque in its frankness; there is no painful note of uncomely misery about it.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Its eggs are laid on the willows, elms, or poplars, in early springtime.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Now we get on the Duke's Drive, and there, on a branch of a poplar tree, I see the great tit.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
He glanced at her but did not speak, and she stood with her hands clasped before her and watched the swaying of the poplars.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
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In poetry:

And farther, they may hear along
The stream beneath the poplar row.
By fits, like welling rocks, the song
Spouts of a blushful Spring in flow.
"The Thrush In February" by George Meredith
Each window has its watcher wan
    To fit the autumn afternoon,
The dropping poplar leaves, the dream
    Of spring that faded all too soon.
"The Widow's House" by Sarah Orne Jewett
"Poplars and fountains and you cypress spires
Springing in dark and rusty flame,
Seek you aught that hath a name?
Or say, say: Are you all an upward agony
Of undefined desires?
"Song of Poplars" by Aldous Huxley
A man of strife, in wrathful mood
He neared the nurse’s door;
With poplar-leaves the roof and eaves
Were thickly scattered o’er,
And yellow as they a sunbeam lay
Along the cottage floor.
"Strife and Peace" by Jean Ingelow
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
Then it passed like a dream: I was back here in Poplar again
With my collar turned up to my ears in the cold and the rain,
And the ships as they groped through the river mist wailing like creatures in pain.
"High Noon" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Rheumatology Specialty Clinic PLLC has bought the 4,728-square-foot building at 7660 Poplar Pike in Germantown for slightly less than $1 million.
Jeff Dunlap, a maintenance worker for The Plaza at Poplar center, removes pavement and rocks to make room for an outdoor patio for Godfather 's Pizza July 23.
Mike Hill hopes to open a Godfather 's Pizza at The Park at Poplar off US 1 in Southern Pines in October.
Using a lightweight poplar core, Rossignol was able to up the HP with two Titanal sheets without tipping the scales.
Mary Doretta Hare , 88, died June 28, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
' Hillbilly Angel' Performs at Poplar Knight Spot.
Danny Quinton started Fort Gibson Tire and Wheel 15 years ago in a small service station on Poplar Street.
The Hutchinson Police Department said Neil Kralicek was in the crosswalk on E. Poplar when he was struck by a westbound car.
The Albany Police Department and the Albany Fire Department have began a joint investigation into a fire that occurred Tuesday morning on Poplar Street.
Shelton's charged with kidnapping a 5-year-old Poplar Bluff, Missouri girl from her home in October.
The Poplar River runs past a pumping station and through the Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort in Lutsen, Minn.
Barbies are always poplar, as are balls and bats.
Scottie Boys Fall To Malta , Show Class vs Poplar.
Sikeston's Kyland Gross runs for a big gain against Poplar Bluff on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
Died July 18 at his home in Poplar Grove, Ill. Pitkin was a graduate of Drake University with a bachelor's degree in business.
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In science:

Four fuels with different surface-area-to-volume ratios (two sizes of poplar excelsior, ponderosa pine needles and ponderosa pine sticks) were chosen to be reasonable approximations to natural fuel layers.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Tiffin, 2012 Local Adaptation in the FloweringTime Gene Network of Balsam Poplar, Populus balsamifera L.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
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