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Noun: yellow poplar  'ye-low'póp-lu(r)
  1. Light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer
    - tulipwood, true tulipwood, whitewood, white poplar
  2. 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 tree, tulip poplar, canary whitewood, Liriodendron tulipifera

Derived forms: yellow poplars

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, wood

Part of: genus Liriodendron, Liriodendron

Encyclopedia: Yellow poplar