Aspen Definition

ăspən
aspens
noun
Any of various trees of the genus Populus having leaves that flutter readily in the wind because of their flattened leafstalks.
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Any of several kinds of poplar tree (genus Populus) with flattened leafstalks that cause the leaves to flutter in the least breeze.
Webster's New World

A kind of poplar tree (genus Populus; section Populus).

Above a certain elevation, the aspens gave way to scrubby, gnarled pines.
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(uncountable) The wood of such a tree.

She claimed that aspen was the only "proper" material from which make a wicker basket.
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adjective
Of or like an aspen.
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proper name
City in central Colorado: ski resort.
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pronoun

A ski-resort town in Colorado.

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A small community in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
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A female given name of modern usage, denominated for the aspen tree.

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A city of west-central Colorado west-southwest of Denver at the base of Aspen Mountain, a peak rising to 3,418 m (11,212 ft). Founded c. 1879 by silver prospectors, Aspen is a popular ski area and mountain resort.
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Other Word Forms of Aspen

Noun

Singular:
aspen
Plural:
aspens

Origin of Aspen

  • Middle English aspen 'made of aspen wood', from asp 'aspen', from Old English æspe, from Proto-Germanic *aspōn (compare Dutch esp, German Espe, Swedish asp), from Proto-Indo-European *Hosp- (compare Welsh aethnen, Latin abiēs 'fir', Latvian apse, Polish osa, Armenian op'i 'poplar').

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English aspe from Old English æspe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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