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Meaning of tulip tree

tu'lip tree"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tall tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, of the magnolia family, native to the eastern U.S., having large, cup-shaped, green and orange flowers: the state tree of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Also called
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