Part of speech: noun

A tree of rapid growth, and having soft wood.

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Usage examples "poplar":

  1. The moon rose higher and higher, the road bordered with poplar- trees seemed to stretch before and behind into a never- ending length, as in some wearying nightmare. - "My Little Lady", Eleanor Frances Poynter.
  2. In an avenue of trees, under an old poplar, stands a table set for tea, with a samovar, etc. - "Uncle Vanya", Anton Checkov.
  3. Within the cold and damp recesses of the gulf, a host of forest- trees have rooted themselves; and, standing on the perilous brink, one may look down upon the mingled foliage of ash, poplar, and maple, while, above them all, the spruce and fir shoot their sharp and rigid spires upward into sunlight. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.