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Meaning of LIRIODENDRON

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  tulip trees
 

LIRIODENDRON is a 12 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: genus Liriodendron
 
 See Also: canary whitewood, family Magnoliaceae, Liriodendron tulipifera, magnolia family, Magnoliaceae, magnoliid dicot genus, tulip poplar, tulip tree, yellow poplar

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lir`i*o*den"dron\
(l[i^]r`[i^]*[-o]*d[e^]n"dr[o^]n), n.; pl. {Liriodendra}
(-dr[.a]). [NL., fr. Gr. lei`rion lily + de`ndron tree.]
(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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