- either of the two deciduous trees of the magnoliaceous genus Liriodendron, the tulip trees of North America or China
C18: New Latin, from Greek leiron lily + dendron tree
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Examples from the Web for liriodendron
The genus Liriodendron contains only two species differing slightly in the leaves.Botany for Ladies
The Tulip tree, Liriodendron, is probably one of the greatest honey-producing trees in the world.Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee
L. L. Langstroth
I sat down upon a log—that same log of the liriodendron—and under the shade of a spreading dogwood-tree.The Quadroon
The most interesting plants were a Cyclocodon, Liriodendron, Sanicula: 32 species were collected.
Infusum liriodendri, L. From the bark of the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera).