Definition of Downy poplar
1. Noun. North American poplar with large rounded scalloped leaves and brownish bark and wood.
Generic synonyms: Cottonwood
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Literary usage of Downy poplar
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1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Entomological Section (1890)
"Willow and Swamp Willow? I had them in a large glass-jar on my - iti- - d-Esk. win-re I watched them bv day and night. downy poplar is ..."
2. Trees in Winter: Their Study, Planting, Care and Identification by Albert Francis Blakeslee, Chester Deacon Jarvis (1913)
"... addition to the native species here described a rare form, the Downy Poplar [Populus heterophylla L.], occurs locally in swamps in southern New England. ..."
3. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1888)
"The downy poplar of North-America, passing also by the name of Cottonwood. Height often 60 feet. The wood is very pale, soft and fissile. ..."
4. Our Native Trees and how to Identify Them: A Popular Study of Their Habits by Harriet Louise Keeler (1900)
"It is called the downy poplar because the leaves retain the down on their veins more abundantly than other poplars. BALSAM. ..."
5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The downy poplar, P. heterophylla, has its leaves covered with white wool when young ; it is a large tree of no special interest, found in swampy lands from ..."
6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"downy poplar. A swamp species of irregular branching habit, only rarely planted, reaching 80 ft. and diam. of trunk of 3 ft.: Ivs. densely tomentose when ..."