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grey poplar


a large rapidly growing poplar with faintly lobed dentate leaves gray on the lower surface; native to Europe but introduced and naturalized elsewhere


plant noun (plants and fungi)


grey poplars

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Princeton WordNet


Populus canescens [species] | gray poplar [American spelling] | P. canescens [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Populus alba [species] | abele | silver poplar | silverleaf poplar | white poplar

a species of poplar, most closely related to the aspens. It's native from Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula through central Europe to central Asia. It grows in moist sites, often by watersides, in regions with hot summers and cold to mild winters. It's... (43 of 1128 words, 5 images)

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New World Dictionary:

poplar | Poplar | Populus [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of trees of the willow family, having soft, fibrous wood, rapid growth, alternate leaves, and flowers borne in catkins | the wood of ... (26 of 62 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)



poplar | popple [noun, dialect, sense-specific] | tulip tree [definition 1, synonym, sense-specific] | Populus [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of slender catkin-bearing quick-growing deciduous trees (as an aspen or cottonwood) of the willow family ; the wood of a poplar | ... (25 of 69 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

poplar [countable] | poplars [plural]

a tall thin tree, often grown in rows along the edge of roads or fields (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)




A taxonomic genus within the family Salicaceae -- the poplars. (9 of 11 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

poplar [tree]

any of several species of trees belonging to the genus Populus of the willow family. The genus Populus contains at least 35 species of trees, along ... (26 of 491 words, 2 images)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

willow | pussy willow | silver poplar | aspen | cottonwood | osier

common name for some members of the Salicaceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of worldwide distribution, especially abundant from north ... (22 of 380 words)


Collins Dictionary:

popple | bubble [synonym, sense-specific]

(of boiling water or a choppy sea) to heave or toss; bubble | [often followed by "along"] (of a stream or river) to move with an irregular tumbling ... (27 of 259 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

popple [entry 1] | popply [derived]

[water] flow in a tumbling or rippling way | [singular] | a rolling or rippling of water (15 of 76 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


popple [entry 2]

Syllabification: (pop·ple) Entry from United States Dictionary | [dialect] : any of various poplar trees, especially of northern forests. (18 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

popple | poppled [past tense] | poppling [present participle] | popples [3rd-person singular present]

To move in a tossing, bubbling, or rippling manner, as choppy water. | Choppy water. | The motion or sound of boiling liquid. | [informal] A poplar. (24 of 52 words, 4 definitions)


Random House Dictionary:

popple | poppled [past tense] | poppling [present participle]

to move in a tumbling, irregular manner, as boiling water. | a poppling motion. | "popple" : [northern United States] : a poplar of the genus ... (24 of 35 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a tall tree with branches that form a thin pointed shape (11 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

poplar | poplars [plural]

a slender tree of the willow family with triangular leaves, flowers in catkins, and soft wood. Native to: northern temperate regions. Genus Populus. | ... (23 of 65 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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