aspen

aspen

[as-puhn]
noun
1.
any of various poplars, as Populus tremula, of Europe, and P. tremuloides (quaking aspen) or P. alba (white aspen) of America, having soft wood and alternate ovate leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the aspen.
3.
trembling or quivering, like the leaves of the aspen.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English aspen (adj.), Old English æspen; cognate with Old Frisian espen (adj.), espenbeam, Middle Dutch espenboom, Old High German espîn (adj.). See asp2, -en2

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Aspen

[as-puhn]
noun
a town in central Colorado: ski resort.
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aspen (ˈæspən)
 
n
1.  Archaic name: asp any of several trees of the salicaceous genus Populus, such as P. tremula of Europe, in which the leaves are attached to the stem by long flattened stalks so that they quiver in the wind
 
adj
2.  archaic, literary chiefly trembling
 
[Old English æspe; see asp²]

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aspen
late 14c., from adj. or gen. form of O.E. æspe "aspen tree, white poplar," from P.Gmc. *aspo (cf. O.N. ösp, M.Du. espe, O.H.G. aspa, Ger. Espe), from PIE *apsa "aspen" (cf. Lith. opuse). The current form in Eng. probably arose from phrases such as aspen leaf, aspen bark.
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ASPEN definition

language
A toy language for teaching compiler construction.
["ASPEN Language Specifications", T.R. Wilcox, SIGPLAN Notices 12(11):70-87, Nov 1977].
(1994-11-30)

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ASPEN
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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