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Meaning of TUPELO

Pronunciation:  'toopu`low, 'tyoopu`low

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a town in northeast Mississippi
  2. [n]  any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America
  3. [n]  pale soft wood of a tupelo tree especially the water gum

TUPELO is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: tupelo tree
 See Also: black gum, genus Nyssa, gum, gum tree, Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS, Nyssa, Nyssa aquatica, Nyssa sylvatica, pepperidge, sour gum, town, tupelo, water gum, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tu"pe*lo\, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American
Indian name.] (Bot.)
A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) of the Dogwood
family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red
berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult to
split. Called also {black gum}, {sour gum}, and {pepperidge}.

{Largo tupelo}, or {Tupelo gum} (Bot.), an American tree
   ({Nyssa uniflora}) with softer wood than the tupelo.

{Sour tupelo} (Bot.), the Ogeechee lime.