Quaking-aspen definition

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A North American deciduous tree (Populus tremuloides) having broadly ovate, finely toothed leaves with flattened petioles, which quiver in a light breeze.
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A North American poplar (Populus tremuloides) with small, flat-stemmed leaves that tremble in the lightest breeze.
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Populus tremuloides, the American aspen, so called from its leaves whose flattened petioles cause them to tremble in the breeze.
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Noun

Singular:
quaking-aspen
Plural:
quaking-aspens