tulip tree

Definitions

  • Tulip Poplar. Tulip-tree. White-wood
    Tulip Poplar. Tulip-tree. White-wood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tulip tree 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tulip tree A large American tree bearing tuliplike flowers. See Liriodendron.
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Usage

In literature:

Over the whole he had laid great green leaves that looked like the leaves of the tulip-tree.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
What good gardener would treat a rose-tree in the same fashion which he does a tulip bulb?
"Three Things" by Elinor Glyn
This plant is very abundant here on fallen tulip trees.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
David sat down abruptly beside his companion under the shadow of a mammoth tulip tree, staring moodily in front of him.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
Far in the woods he came upon her seated at the foot of a great tulip-tree.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
But, children, your tulip-tree is certainly a strange fellow.
"Fires of St. John" by Hermann Sudermann
A great tulip tree sheltered the low roof, and behind the garden rolled the green billows of the pine woods.
"The Gold Brick" by Ann S. Stephens
Beyond the next turn of the corkscrew road stood a giant tulip tree.
"Hoofbeats on the Turnpike" by Mildred A. Wirt
In its center was a large tulip tree, which still stands, said to be one of the oldest and largest in the country.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
Intolerant trees, like aspen and tulip, Fig.
"Wood and Forest" by William Noyes
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In poetry:

And there October passes
In gorgeous livery, -
In purple ash, and crimson oak,
And golden tulip tree.
"The Deserted Pasture" by Bliss William Carman
The tulip tree has pallid golden flowers
That grow more rosy as their petals fade;
Such is the splendour of my evening hours
Whose time of youth was wasted in the shade.
"Song Of Jasoda" by Laurence Hope
There glows a bright pattern (a sprig or a spot)
'Twixt cluster of roses full-blown and red hot ;
Here magnified tulips divided in three,
Alternately shaded with sections of tree.
"Accomplishment" by Jane Taylor
You can't see fairies unless you're good.
That's what Nurse said to me.
They live in the smoke of the chimney,
Or down in the roots of tree;
They brush their wings on a tulip,
Or hide behind a pea.
"Fairies" by Marchette Gaylord Chute

In news:

For many tulip trees, their contribution to the smorgasbord of colors seen each fall in Northeast Missouri is their yellow leaves.
It's going to show up way too much for sport in all the usual spots, nestled among the tulips or perched in the elbow of a tree branch.
There is a tulip tree that towers in relative obscurity in Alley Pond Park in northeast Queens.
Christmas Open House/ Tulip Tree .
Morels tend to grow near tulip trees, which I can spot thanks to a little training from my botanist boyfriend, Daniel.
A local naturalist says a tulip tree on Long Island stretches 167 feet into the sky, making it the tallest in New York State.
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).
I saw lots of outstanding color from traditional plantings such as these sweeping monochrome beds of tulips paired with flowering cherry trees at Keukenhof Gardens.
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In science:

At the digging site in the woods there is an enormous old tulip tree.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
The tree is an enormously tal l tulip tree, which stood, with some eight or ten oaks, upon the level, and far surpassed them al l, and al l other trees which I had then ever seen, in the beauty of its foliage and form, in the wide spread of its branches, and in the general majesty of its appearance.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
For there to be a branch at that height substantial enough to hold a man’s weight, r must be at least 2 inches and could easily be 6 inches or more. (A tulip tree on my campus was recently cut down.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
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