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tulip

  

      n  
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)  
  tulip-like      adj  


tulip tree  
      n  
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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