any of the rapidly growing, salicaceous trees of the genus Populus, usually characterized by the columnar or spirelike manner of growth of its branches.
the light, soft wood of any of these trees, used for pulp.
any of various similar trees, as the tulip tree.
the wood of any such tree.
- poplared, adjective
- poplar , popular
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How to use poplar in a sentence
That space-age stuff reinforces a lightweight caruba and poplar core with a big, even flex profile.Runners-Up Review: These Powder Skis Almost Made Our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide | agintzler | January 9, 2022 | Outside Online
The Dictator line features full stout poplar cores and two sheets of metal throughout for stability at speed.Runners-Up Review: These Powder Skis Almost Made Our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide | agintzler | January 9, 2022 | Outside Online
The flex profile of the caruba and poplar wood core is also incredibly inviting.Runners-Up Review: The All-Mountain Skis That Almost Made Our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide | agintzler | December 17, 2021 | Outside Online
She would pass the summer thaws on her grandparents’ farm in northern Minnesota, where her grandfather grew hybrid poplars for paper pulp and her grandmother taught her to cook the food they raised.Emily Ford Hiked 1,200 Miles in the Dead of Winter | Grayson Haver Currin | May 4, 2021 | Outside Online
The researchers are now testing poplar Algobats on real cricket fields.Why sports are becoming all about numbers — lots and lots of numbers | Silke Schmidt | May 21, 2020 | Science News For Students
The poplar trees that line the avenues between the cellblocks are bare.
A little way beyond the poplar-grove Piegan drew rein, and held up one hand.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Far away a gap in the poplar trees showed a German observation balloon, a tiny dot against the sky.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
They climbed the broken staircase and stared toward the break in the poplar trees, from the roofless floor above.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
Small poplar trees were quickly felled in the neighboring forest, and their branches lopped off.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
Having reached this spot, they lost no time in cutting slender poles of poplar and attaching the lines.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for poplar
any of various trees resembling the true poplars, such as the tulip tree
the wood of any of these trees
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