A deciduous tree (Populus nigra var. italica) having upward-pointing branches that form a slender, columnar outline.
A tall, slender poplar (Populus nigra), with upward-curving branches.
Origin of lombardy-poplar
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Lombardy-poplar Sentence Examples
The Lombardy poplar is valuable chiefly as an ornamental tree, its timber being of very inferior quality; its tall, erect growth renders it useful to the landscape-gardener as a relief to the rounded forms of other trees, or in contrast to the horizontal lines of the lake or river-bank where it delights to grow.
In Kashmir the plane and Lombardy poplar flourish, though hardly seen farther east, the cherry is cultivated in orchards, and the vegetation presents an eminently European cast.
Other fast-growing trees include the American sycamore, white ash, silver maple and Lombardy poplar.