aspen definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a few trees of the genus Populus having leaves connected by flattened leafstalks so that they flutter readily within the wind.
    • A kind of poplar tree (genus Populus; part Populus).
    • The timber of these a tree.
    • one of the species of poplar bearing this name, particularly the Populus tremula, so called from trembling of the leaves, which move aided by the slightest impulse of atmosphere.
    • Same as asp.
    • some of several woods of genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so they flutter in lightest wind
  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to these trees.
    • Shivering or shaking like leaves of just one of those trees.
    • Of or regarding the aspen, or resembling it; manufactured from aspen lumber.
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to the tree known as asp.
    • Tremulous, like an aspen-leaf; quivering.

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