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poplar
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poplar
balsam poplar
Populus balsamifera
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NOUN:
    1. Any of several fast-growing deciduous trees of the genus Populus having unisexual flowers borne in catkins.
    2. The wood of these trees.
  1. See tulip tree.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English popler, from Old French poplier, from pouple, from Latin ppulus



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