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black poplar

  1. a poplar, Populus nigra, characterized by spreading branches, triangular leaves, and a gray bark.
  2. the light, soft wood of this tree, used for making doors, window frames, etc.
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Origin of black poplar

First recorded in 1720–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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