Liriodendron

Definition of Liriodendron

Lir`i`o`den´dron   Pronunciation: lĭr`ĭ`ô`dĕn´drǒn
n.1.(Bot.) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and handsome, tuliplike flowers; tulip tree; whitewood; - called also canoewood. Liriodendron tulipifera is the only extant species, but there were several others in the Cretaceous epoch.

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canary whitewood, family Magnoliaceae, genus Liriodendron, Liriodendron tulipifera, magnolia family, Magnoliaceae, magnoliid dicot genus, tulip poplar, tulip tree, yellow poplar
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