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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 temperate regions of the Old World…

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…

tulip tree

(Encyclopedia) tulip tree: see magnolia.

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…

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 willow).

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, inc. 1867.…

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. They are principally of…

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 Australian eucalyptus, the Indian…

North Holland

(Encyclopedia) North Holland, Dutch Noordhollandnrthô´länt, province (1994 pop. 2,457,300), c.1,080 sq mi (2,800 sq km), NW Netherlands, a peninsula between the North Sea in the west and the…