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tulip tree

noun
1.
Also called tulip poplar, yellow poplar. a tall tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, of the magnolia family, native to the eastern U.S., having large, cup-shaped, green and orange flowers: the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Origin of tulip tree
1695-1705
1695-1705, Americanism
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  • Once we have in mind the form of the leaf of the tulip tree, we shall never forget it, for it is different from all other leaves.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • True to her word, Aunt Molly had him laid under the tulip tree.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • Rays all fine but somewhat less distinct than in tulip tree.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • The trees in the park are all full of flowers, like the tulip tree and the chestnut in bloom.

    Reminiscences Hans Mattson
  • The tulip tree there has reached a height of 105 feet, with a girth of 17 feet.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • The wood used in the brick and frame houses here is of the tulip tree, which is abundant, worked easily, and lasts long.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
  • The cones of the tulip tree do not set free their seeds, as those of the magnolias do.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • "Bury me under the tulip tree on top of the hill overlooking the Rivanna," begged one of the sick British officers.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • Presently the gloom of the hemlocks was over us, and in the midst of the shadowy green a tulip tree flaunted its leaves.

    The Shape of Fear Elia W. Peattie
  • Perched on the top of the maple, oak, and tulip tree, the robin poured forth his morning song.

British Dictionary definitions for tulip tree

tulip tree

noun
1.
Also called tulip poplar, yellow poplar. a North American magnoliaceous forest tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, having tulip-shaped greenish-yellow flowers and long conelike fruits
2.
a similar and related Chinese tree, L. chinense
3.
any of various other trees with tulip-shaped flowers, such as the magnolia
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