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tulip

(Encyclopedia) tulip [Pers.,=turban], any plant of the large genus Tulipa, hardy, bulbous-rooted members of the family Liliaceae ( lily family), indigenous to north…

tulip tree

(Encyclopedia) tulip tree: see magnolia .

Brewer's: Tulip

The turban plant; Persian, thoulyb (thoulyban, a turban), by which name the flower is called in Persia. My tulip. A term of endearment to animals, as “Gee up, my tulip!” or “Kim up, my…

Brewer's: Tulip Mania

A reckless mania for the purchase of tulip-bulbs in the seventeenth century. Beckmann says it rose to its greatest height in the years 1634-1637. A root of the species called Viceroy sold…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: The Tulip

by EmilyDickinsonNature's ChangesIIIThe Tulip The Tulip She slept beneath a tree Remembered but by me. I touched her cradle mute; She recognized the foot, Put on her carmine suit, — And…

canary wood

(Encyclopedia) canary wood or canary whitewood, name applied to the timber of the tulip tree (see magnolia ) in some parts of the United States, also to that of an…

whitewood

(Encyclopedia) whitewood, common name for numerous unrelated trees having light-colored wood, e.g., the tulip tree (see magnolia ), the linden , and the cottonwood (see…

Holland

(Encyclopedia) Holland, city (1990 pop. 30,745), Allegan and Ottawa counties, SW Mich., near Lake Michigan, on Lake Macatawa, in a dairy and poultry area; founded 1847 by Dutch settlers…

magnolia

(Encyclopedia) magnolia, common name for plants of the genus Magnolia, and for the Magnoliaceae, a family of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, often with showy flowers.…

Haarlem

(Encyclopedia) Haarlem här´ləm [key], city (1994 pop. 150,213), capital of North Holland prov., W Netherlands, on the Spaarne River, near the North Sea. Although an industrial center…