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black poplar

a poplar, Populus nigra, characterized by spreading branches, triangular leaves, and a gray bark.
the light, soft wood of this tree, used for making doors, window frames, etc.
Origin of black poplar
First recorded in 1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the spring the young foliage of the black poplar has a yellow tint.

    Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies
  • The Bronze Buprestis (B. nea) is an inmate of the black poplar.

  • Like the black poplar, it has smooth shoots, and the unopened buds are sticky.

  • The cliffs of black poplar boles engulfed me at once: a sheltered grade.

    Over Prairie Trails Frederick Philip Grove
  • Another fungus is obtained from the pollard head of the black poplar.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • On the black poplar galls of different kinds grow, some from the leaf stalks, and others from the young stems.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • black poplar wood and willow offer a moderate resistance: a few revolutions suffice to penetrate them.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion
  • The black poplar grows rarely with us; it is a stronger and taller tree than the white, the leaves more dark, and not so ample.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Evelyn
  • So he rested for some time beneath a bluff of black poplar, the while he planned his future course of action.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • She seems to have a particular liking for the aspen and black poplar tree.

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