any of various poplars, as Populus tremula, of Europe, and P. tremuloides(quaking aspen ) or P. alba(white aspen ), of America, having soft wood and alternate ovate leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze.
of or relating to the aspen.
trembling or quivering, like the leaves of the aspen.
Other definitions for Aspen (2 of 2)
a town in central Colorado: ski resort.
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How to use aspen in a sentence
The year before that, an accident outside of aspen, Colorado, claimed three lives, also the result of a mechanical failure.
In addition to Facebook, the project’s backers include Miguel Bezos, an aspen trustee and the father of Jeff Bezos, who donated $300,000 to it, according to BuzzFeed.David Brooks of New York Times criticized for undisclosed financial ties to project he praised | Paul Farhi | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Facebook funded the project with a grant of $250,000, according to BuzzFeed, and Brooks received a salary from aspen for his work on it, though it is unclear how much.David Brooks of New York Times criticized for undisclosed financial ties to project he praised | Paul Farhi | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
From there, head south for a drive along the scenic June Lake Loop, which is especially stunning in fall, when quaking aspen blaze bright yellow.
For a decade, Fortune assembled some of tech’s smartest minds in aspen each summer to discuss how technology is changing the world.
Some look at the aspen museum and wonder whether Ban will be able to continue creating his humanitarian “virtuous” architecture.
Even Ban functions within this system, as the aspen museum illustrates.
Earlier this month a brand new art museum opened in the posh mountain resort town of aspen, Colorado.
At a conference in aspen I ran into some people in the TV business.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto | Andrew Romano | February 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Chris finds a quieter kind of satisfaction in the huts that dot the Rockies around aspen.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard | The Daily Beast | October 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Walker, trembling like an aspen, owned to having sold the claim, but denied that the dust was false.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
And she never took her eyes off Mr. Meadows, but belied her assumed firmness by quivering like an aspen leaf.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
At last there came a fluttered confession, which made Teola Graves shiver like an aspen leaf.Tess of the Storm Country | Grace Miller White
But, alas, the nervous shock her mother had sustained made her hand tremble like an aspen leaf.A Dreadful Temptation | Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
By the older writers the aspen was the favourite simile for female loquacity.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
British Dictionary definitions for aspen
any of several trees of the salicaceous genus Populus, such as P. tremula of Europe, in which the leaves are attached to the stem by long flattened stalks so that they quiver in the wind: Archaic name: asp
archaic, mainly literary trembling
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