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popple

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[ pop-uhl ]
/ ˈpɒp əl /
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verb (used without object), pop·pled, pop·pling.
to move in a tumbling, irregular manner, as boiling water.
noun
a poppling motion.
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Origin of popple

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English poplen; imitative; see -le

Other definitions for popple (2 of 2)

popple2
[ pop-uhl ]
/ ˈpɒp əl /

noun Northern U.S.
a poplar of the genusPopulus.

Origin of popple

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English popul, from Latin pōpulus
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British Dictionary definitions for popple

popple
/ (ˈpɒpəl) /

verb (intr)
(of boiling water or a choppy sea) to heave or toss; bubble
(often foll by along) (of a stream or river) to move with an irregular tumbling motionthe small rivulet poppled along over rocks and stones for half a mile

Word Origin for popple

C14: of imitative origin; compare Middle Dutch popelen to bubble, throb
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