tulip treetulip tree
a North American forest tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) of the magnolia family, with tulip-shaped, greenish-yellow flowers and conelike fruit
also called tulip poplar
A tall, deciduous, eastern North American tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) having large, tuliplike, green-and-yellow flowers, aromatic twigs, and yellowish wood that is easily worked. Also called poplar .
(plural tulip trees)