[uh-beel, ey-buh l]
- the white poplar tree, Populus alba.
Origin of abele
1675–85; < Dutch abeel, Middle Dutch abeel, aubeel < Old French aubel, albel < Late Latin albellus, equivalent to Latin alb(us) white + -ellus diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for abele
I ought to add, that there is a "tramelogedia" of Alfieri, called "Abele."The Works of Lord Byron
The Abele, or silver poplar, is an especial favorite for this purpose.Among the Trees at Elmridge
Ella Rodman Church
The abele is more common in Scotland than in England, and many large trees might be mentioned in the North.Trees. A Woodland Notebook
Page 127, orbele poplar: possibly error or variant spelling of abele poplar (white poplar).
- another name for white poplar
C16: from Dutch abeel, ultimately related to Latin albus white
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