Origin of poplar
Examples from the Web for poplar
The poplar trees that line the avenues between the cellblocks are bare.
It was strange, in the evening light, to work out along the road between lines of poplar trees.Young Hilda at the Wars|Arthur Gleason
"It is something of all these things," the doctor answered, as he dismounted and fastened his horse to a branch of a poplar tree.The Country Doctor|Honore de Balzac
Johnny sat there deathly pale, his eyes fairly popping out of his head and his whole body shaking like a poplar leaf.Twenty Years of Hus'ling|J. P. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for poplar
Word Origin for poplar
Word Origin and History for poplar
mid-14c., from Anglo-French popler, from Old French poplier (13c., Modern French peulplier), from Latin populus "poplar" (with a long "o;" not the same word that produced popular), of unknown origin, possibly from a PIE tree-name root *p(y)el- (cf. Greek pelea "elm"). Italian pioppo, Spanish chopo, German pappel, Old Church Slavonic topoli all are from Latin.