white poplar

white poplar

noun
1.
Also called abele. an Old World poplar, Populus alba, widely cultivated in the U.S., having the underside of the leaves covered with a dense silvery-white down.
2.
the soft, straight-grained wood of this tree.

Origin:
1765–75, Americanism

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white poplar
 
n
1.  Also called: abele a Eurasian salicaceous tree, Populus alba, having leaves covered with dense silvery-white hairs
2.  another name for tulipwood

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