Definition of Tupelo tree
1. Noun. Any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America.
Generic synonyms: Gum, Gum Tree
Group relationships: Genus Nyssa, Nyssa
Specialized synonyms: Nyssa Aquatica, Water Gum, Black Gum, Nyssa Sylvatica, Pepperidge, Sour Gum
Terms within: Tupelo
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tupelo Tree
tupelo tree (current term)
Literary usage of Tupelo tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"The largest tupelo tree that we know of in England is at the Countess of Shaftesbury's villa at Richmond, where it is 45 (t. high, and has a trunk 1 ft. ..."
2. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1848)
"The work is accompanied by seventeen neatly executed plates, of which, eleven are Oaks, four Hickories, one Nettle tree, and one the tupelo tree. ..."
3. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"NYSSA (tupelo tree\—.\ small group of trees little planted, but having certain good ... One of the most brilliant sights I remember was a tupelo tree at ..."
4. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"... are in moist meadows, on a level with the water of adjoining rivers. t ZN (в.) VILLO'SA Mida. The hairy-/«n>erf Nyssa, or tupelo tree. ..."