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Noun: tulip tree  t(y)oo-lip tree
  1. Tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip-shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit; yields soft white woods used especially for cabinet work
    - tulip poplar, yellow poplar, canary whitewood, Liriodendron tulipifera

Derived forms: tulip trees

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree

Part of: genus Liriodendron, Liriodendron

Encyclopedia: Tulip tree