Origin of tulip
Examples from the Web for tulip
Tulip Fever will be directed by Justin Chadwick, who also made The Other Boleyn Girl.
Abu Hassar held the tulip up to his nose, still saying nothing.
This is a very early piece by Louise Lawler, titled “(Andy Warhol and Other Artists) Tulip”.
Bonus: repeated (borderline obsessive) references to her nose (she's had two actual surgeries) as "a tulip."
He died at the age of seventy-two in Tulip, near the year 1885, just before Cleveland's inauguration.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Mrs. Tulip hinted to me yesterday that the girl used fertilizers, and it certainly looks so.Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle
When they are on the tree, they are frequently covered with blue bloom, and striped like a tulip.British Pomology|Robert Hogg
It should be added that tulip is a constant associate except in the "flats."Trees of Indiana|Charles Clemon Deam
The good old woman never permitted her tulip bed to be disturbed.Flowers and Flower-Gardens|David Lester Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for tulip
Word Origin for tulip
Word Origin and History for tulip
1570s, via Dutch or German tulpe, French tulipe "a tulip," all ultimately from Turkish tülbent "turban," also "gauze, muslin," from Persian dulband "turban;" so called from the fancied resemblance of the flower to a turban.
Introduced from Turkey to Europe, where the earliest known instance of a tulip flowering in cultivation is 1559 in the garden of Johann Heinrich Herwart in Augsburg; popularized in Holland after 1587 by Clusius. The full form of the Turkish word is represented in Italian tulipano, Spanish tulipan, but the -an tended to drop in Germanic languages, where it was mistaken for a suffix. Tulip tree (1705), a North American magnolia, so called from its tulip-shaped flowers.