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[uh-beel, ey-buh l]
  1. the white poplar tree, Populus alba.
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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

Historical Examples of abele

  • I ought to add, that there is a "tramelogedia" of Alfieri, called "Abele."

    The Works of Lord Byron

    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.

  • Page 127, orbele poplar: possibly error or variant spelling of abele poplar (white poplar).

British Dictionary definitions for abele


  1. another name for white poplar
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Word Origin for abele

C16: from Dutch abeel, ultimately related to Latin albus white
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