populus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of dicotyledonous trees of purchase Salicineæ, like the poplar and aspen, having diœcious plants in catkins without flowery envelops, and distinguished from Salix, the willow, because of the many ovules, obliquely lengthened and cup-shaped disks, wide and toothed bracts, loosely flowered and usually pendulous catkins, and wide leaves.
    • a genus of trees for the household Salicaceae that is found in the north hemisphere; poplars

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