- any of a genus (Populus) of trees of the willow family, having soft, fibrous wood, rapid growth, alternate leaves, and flowers borne in catkins
- the wood of any of these trees
- tulip tree
- tulipwood (sense )
Origin: Middle English popler from Old French poplier from peuple from Classical Latin populus
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- a. Any of several fast-growing deciduous trees of the genus Populus having unisexual flowers borne in catkins.b. The wood of these trees.
- See tulip tree.
Origin: Middle English popler, from Old French poplier, from pouple, from Latin pōpulus.