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poplar Any of a number of deciduous, softwood trees of the genus Populus, native to cool and temperate regions. The oval leaves grow on stalks, and flowers take the form of catkins. Some species are called cottonwoods because of the cotton-like fluff on their seeds. Height: to 60m (200ft). Family Salicaceae. See also aspen

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poplar

pop·lar / ˈpäplər/ • n. 1. a tall, fast-growing tree (genus Populus) of the willow family, widely grown in shelter belts and for timber and pulp. 2. (yellow poplar) another term for tulip tree.

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poplar

poplar XIV. ME. popler(e) — AN. popler, OF. poplier (mod. peuplier), f. pople :— L. pōpulus. With the form poplar (XVI) cf. contemp. briar, cedar, medlar.

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poplar (in botany)

poplar: see willow.

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Poplar (city, England)

Poplar, former metropolitan borough, SE England. See Tower Hamlets.

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poplar

poplar See POPULUS.

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poplar

poplarbeguiler, compiler, Delilah, filer, Isla, miler, reviler, smiler, styler, tiler, Tyler •idler •stifler, trifler •recycler • Kreisler • profiler •stockpiler • freestyler • Rottweiler •ayatollah, choler, collar, corolla, dollar, dolour (US dolor), Hezbollah, holler, scholar, squalor, wallah, Waller, white-collar •cobbler, gobbler •Doppler, poplar •ostler •brawler, caller, crawler, drawler, faller, forestaller, hauler, installer, mauler, Paula, stonewaller, trawler •warbler • dawdler • footballer •reed-warbler •fowler, growler, howler, prowler, scowler •Angola, barbola, bipolar, bowler, bronchiolar, canola, carambola, circumpolar, coaler, Coca-Cola, cola, comptroller, consoler, controller, Ebola, eidola, extoller, Finola, Gorgonzola, granola, Hispaniola, kola, Lola, lunisolar, mandola, molar, multipolar, Ndola, patroller, payola, pianola, polar, roller, Savonarola, scagliola, scroller, sola, solar, stroller, tombola, Tortola, troller, Vignola, viola, Zola •ogler •teetotaller (US teetotaler) •potholer • steamroller • logroller •roadroller •boiler, broiler, Euler, oiler, spoiler, toiler •potboiler

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