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as·pen / ˈaspən/ • n. a poplar tree with rounded, long-stalked, and typically coarsely-toothed leaves that tremble in even a slight breeze. • Genus Populus, family Salicaceae: several species, in particular the North American quaking aspen (P. tremuloides) and bigtooth aspen (P. grandidentata) and the European P. tremula.

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aspen One of three species of trees of the genus Populus, with toothed, rounded leaves. Closely related to poplars, they are native to temperate Eurasia, North Africa, and North America, they grow up to 30m (100ft). Family Salicaceae.

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aspen adj. of an asp-tree XIV; sb. aspen tree XVI. f. ASP1 + -EN1. The sb. arose in such collocations as aspen leaf.

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aspen a poplar tree with leaves that tremble in the breeze, supposedly from shame because the Cross was made from its wood.

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aspen See POPULUS.

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ASPEN American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; web site www.clinnutr.org.