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Definition of "tupelo" [tu•pe•lo]

  • Any of several trees of the genus Nyssa, especially N. aquatica, of the southeast United States, having soft light wood. (noun)
  • The wood of this tree. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tupelo" in a sentence
  • "The next in importance being the "tupelo" or "bay poplar," and the least of the trio is designated as "black" or"
  • "Their champs include a small 14-foot-tall winterberry tree and a big water tupelo with a trunk 39½ feet in circumference."
  • "And now this is all open water and dead cypress and tupelo trees."