- poplar:  The ancestor of poplar was Latin pōpulus ‘poplar’ (not to be confused with populus ‘people’). This passed into Old French as pople, which with the addition of the treename suffix -ier became poplier. Its Anglo- Norman version was popler, from which English got poplar.
- poplar (n.)
- mid-14c., from Anglo-French popler, from Old French poplier (13c., Modern French peulplier), from Latin populus "poplar" (with a long "o;" not the same word that produced popular), of unknown origin, possibly from a PIE tree-name root *p(y)el- (cognates: Greek pelea "elm"). Italian pioppo, Spanish chopo, German pappel, Old Church Slavonic topoli all are from Latin.
- 1. There's a bench under a poplar tree.
- 2. Crows cawed from the poplar trees overhead.
- 3. The white poplar is no ordinary tree . Let me sing its praises.
- 白杨树实在是不平凡的, 我赞美白杨树!
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- 4. After a while, we found a shady place under some poplar trees.
- 过一会儿, 我们在几棵白杨树下找到一块荫凉地.
- 5. Daylight was dying, the moon rising, gold behind the poplar!
- 天色快黑了, 月亮正在升起, 白杨树后面透出一片淡黄!
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