Pop·lar n. Bot.
1. Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses.
Note: ☞ The aspen poplar is Populus tremula and Populus tremuloides; Balsam poplar is Populus balsamifera; Lombardy poplar (Populus dilatata) is a tall, spiry tree; white poplar is Populus alba.
2. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white poplar. [U.S.]
n 1: soft light-colored nondurable wood of the poplar
2: any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having
light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins [syn: poplar
Heb. libneh, "white", (Gen. 30:37; Hos. 4:13), in all
probability the storax tree (Styrax officinalis) or white
poplar, distinguished by its white blossoms and pale leaves. It
is common in the Anti-Libanus. Other species of the poplar are
found in Palestine, such as the white poplar (P. alba) of our
own country, the black poplar (P. nigra), and the aspen (P.
tremula). (See WILLOW.)