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yellow poplar

tulip tree (def 1).
the wood of the tulip tree.
Origin of yellow poplar
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • yellow poplar is fairly stiff and elastic, but is not often selected on account of those qualities.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The fronts should be of oak, but the other parts of yellow poplar.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • This often happens with red cedar and sometimes with black walnut, yellow poplar, and cherry.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • As a vehicle wood, yellow poplar is not a competitor of oak and hickory.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • By lumbermen it is usually known as yellow poplar, or more often shortened to poplar.

    Trees of Indiana Charles Clemon Deam
  • It is frequently substituted for yellow poplar in panels, not only in furniture and cabinet work, but in carriage bodies.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Commercial value: The wood is commercially known as whitewood and yellow poplar.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Next to the yellow poplar, the cucumber tree is the most important species of the magnolia family, at least as a source of lumber.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It is often divided commercially, according to color, into "white poplar" and "yellow poplar."

  • The physical properties of the wood of yellow poplar fit it for many purposes but not for all.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for yellow poplar

yellow poplar

another name for tulip tree (sense 1), tulipwood (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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