- quaking bog,
- quaking grass,
Origin of quaking aspen
Origin of aspen
Examples from the Web for quaking aspen
Suddenly I came upon a large, quaking-aspen tree set back in the woods by the side of the bog.Everyday Adventures|Samuel Scoville
Word Origin for aspen
late 14c., from adjective or genitive form of Old English æspe "aspen tree, white poplar," from Proto-Germanic *aspo (cf. Old Norse ösp, Middle Dutch espe, Old High German aspa, German Espe), from PIE *apsa "aspen" (cf. Lithuanian opuse). The current form in English probably arose from phrases such as aspen leaf, aspen bark. Its leaves have been figurative of tremulousness and quaking since at least early 15c. (an Old English name for it was cwicbeam, literally "quick-tree").