- a poplar, Populus nigra, characterized by spreading branches, triangular leaves, and a gray bark.
- the light, soft wood of this tree, used for making doors, window frames, etc.
Origin of black poplar
First recorded in 1720–30
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There was also the black-poplar stump which a misguided relative of mine said "no woman could split."The Next of Kin
Nellie L. McClung