Also called abele. an Old World poplar, Populus alba, widely cultivated in the U.S., having the underside of the leaves covered with a dense silvery-white down.
the soft, straight-grained wood of this tree.
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Origin of white poplar
An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for white poplar
Also called: abele a Eurasian salicaceous tree, Populus alba, having leaves covered with dense silvery-white hairs
another name for tulipwood (def. 1)
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