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Definition of "poplar" [pop•lar]

  • Any of several fast-growing deciduous trees of the genus Populus having unisexual flowers borne in catkins. (noun)
  • The wood of these trees. (noun)
  • See tulip 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 "poplar" in a sentence
  • "That said, one of the easiest finishes I know about for hardwoods like poplar is Danish oil."
  • "At Gubbio, verdigris poplar is found in the papagallo's tail feathers: at Urbino it appears in the duke's monogram."
  • "The Lombardy poplar is another tree that should NEVER be planted in your yard under any circumstances!"