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abele

[ uh-beel, ey-buhl ]
/ əˈbil, ˈeɪ bəl /
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noun

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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abele
/ (əˈbiːl, ˈeɪbəl) /

noun

another name for white poplar

Word Origin for abele

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