Definition of Tulip tree

1. Noun. Tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip-shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit; yields soft white woods used especially for cabinet work.




Definition of Tulip tree

1. Noun. A North American tree, ''Liriodendron tulipfera'', that has squarish leaves, cone-shaped fruit and an aromatic odour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tulip Tree

tulbans
tulchan
tulchans
tule
tules
tulgey
tuliokite
tulip
tulip-eared
tulip-shell
tulip bed
tulip gentian
tulip orchid
tulip poplar
tulip root
tulip tree (current term)
tulipanin
tulipant
tulipants
tulipist
tulipists
tuliplike
tulipmania
tulipomania
tulipomaniac
tulipomaniacs
tulips
tulipwood
tulipwood tree
tulipwoods

Literary usage of Tulip tree

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"(L. Tulipifera) tulip tree i. Genus MAGNOLIA, Linn. The magnolias include twenty species; twelve are found in eastern and southern Asia, two in Mexico, ..."

2. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"tulip tree, from iU tuli|>-like flower* j and Saddle Tree, from the form of iu'leaven. The French and Gt-rman n.imes are literal translations of the word* ..."

3. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"The elder Michaux measured a tulip-tree, three and a half miles from Louisville, Kentucky, which was twenty-two feet and a half in circumference five feet ..."

4. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"tulip tree, Whitewood, Yel- Hickory Poplar (Va., W. Va., low Poplar (local and com- NC). mon names). Blue Poplar (Del., W. Ya.). Poplar (R. 1., Del., NC, ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1804)
"The leaves of the Tulip-tree are large, of a firm, compact texture, ... Virginian Tulip-tree, with maple-leaves, which seem to be cut at the extremity. ..."

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