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.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of black poplar
First recorded in 1720–30
Words nearby black poplar
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Example sentences from the Web for black poplar
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