Tulip meaning

to͝o'lĭp, tyo͝o'-
Any of several bulbous plants of the genus Tulipa of the lily family, native chiefly to Asia and widely cultivated for their showy, variously colored, cup-shaped flowers.
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The flower of any of these plants.
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Any of various bulb plants (genus Tulipa) of the lily family, mostly spring-blooming, with long, broad, pointed leaves and, usually, a single large, cup-shaped, variously colored flower.
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The flower or bulb.
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A type of flowering plant, genus Tulipa.
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The flower of this plant.
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(religion) Mnemonic for five-point Calvinist doctrine: total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, perseverance of the saints.
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Origin of tulip

  • French tulipe alteration of tulipan from Ottoman Turkish tülbend muslin, gauze, turban (from the shape of the opened flower) from Persian dulband turban
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From German or Dutch tulpe, from Turkish tülbent (“fine muslin, turban"), from Persian دلبند (dolband), also the root of turban; cognate with Mazanderani تولیپ (“tulip").
    From Wiktionary