1 any spring-blooming liliaceous plant of the temperate Eurasian genus Tulipa, having tapering bulbs, long broad pointed leaves, and single showy bell-shaped flowers
2 the flower or bulb of any of these plants (C17: from New Latin tulipa, from Turkish tülbend turban, which the opened bloom was thought to resemble)
1 (Also called)
tulip poplar, yellow poplar a North American magnoliaceous forest tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, having tulip-shaped greenish-yellow flowers and long conelike fruits
2 any of various other trees with tulip-shaped flowers, such as the magnolia
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