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yellow poplar

noun
1.
tulip tree (def 1).
2.
the wood of the tulip tree.
Origin of yellow poplar
1765-1775
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75
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  • The fronts should be of oak, but the other parts of yellow poplar.

    Mission Furniture

    H. H. Windsor
  • As a vehicle wood, yellow poplar is not a competitor of oak and hickory.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • This often happens with red cedar and sometimes with black walnut, yellow poplar, and cherry.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • 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
  • The uses of yellow poplar are so many that an enumeration is impracticable, except by general classes.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • yellow poplar seasons well, and is a satisfactory wood to handle.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Medullary rays are larger than those of yellow poplar, and show fairly well in quarter-sawed stock.

    American Forest Trees

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

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • yellow poplar is fairly stiff and elastic, but is not often selected on account of those qualities.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for yellow poplar

yellow poplar

noun
1.
another name for tulip tree (sense 1), tulipwood (sense 1)
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