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[too-lip-woo d, tyoo-]
  1. the wood of the tulip tree.
  2. any of various striped or variegated woods of other trees.
  3. any of these trees.
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Origin of tulipwood

First recorded in 1835–45; tulip + wood1
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Examples from the Web for tulipwood

Historical Examples

  • He planed and sanded boards of a native lumber very like to tulipwood.

    Blind Man's Lantern

    Allen Kim Lang

  • In Tulipwood, ornamented with bronze, and inlaid with Porcelain.

  • A light gleamed and then glimmered in the midst of a thicket of tulipwood and magnolias.

British Dictionary definitions for tulipwood


  1. Also called: white poplar, yellow poplar the light soft wood of the tulip tree, used in making furniture and veneer
  2. any of several woods having stripes or streaks of colour, esp that of Dalbergia variabilis, a tree of tropical South America
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