Part of speech: noun

A bulbous plant bearing bell shaped flowers.

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Usage examples "tulip":

  1. Beyond the next turn of the corkscrew road stood a giant tulip tree. - "Hoofbeats on the Turnpike", Mildred A. Wirt.
  2. Sometimes Rotha's courage gave way and she shed bitter tears; other times, when she was dressing her flowers in the long beds, or when she was looking into the tulip tree with some sweet word of the Bible in her mind, she could even smile at her prospect, and trust, and be quiet, and wait. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.
  3. Paul worked by the pointed, tulip- flame Of a tallow candle, and became So absorbed, that his old clock made him wince Striking the hour a moment since. - "Sword Blades and Poppy Seed", Amy Lowell.