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tu·lip / ˈt(y)oōləp/ • n. a bulbous spring-flowering plant (genus Tulipa) of the lily family, with boldly colored cup-shaped flowers. ORIGIN: late 16th cent.: from French tulipe, via Turkish from Persian dulband ‘turban.’

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tulip Hardy, bulb-forming plant of the genus Tulipa, native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. Tulips have long, pointed leaves growing from the base and elongated, cup-shaped flowers that can be almost any colour or combination of colours. Family Liliaceae; genus Tulipa.

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tulip XVII (earlier in forms tulip(p)a, -ipan(t) XVI) — modL. tulipa, F. tulipan, tulipe — Turk. tul(i)band (now tülbend) TURBAN (the expanded flower was thought to resemble a turban).

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tulip See TULIPA.