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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Liriodendron  \Lir`i*o*den"dron\ 
  (l[i^]r`[i^]*[-o]*d[e^]n"dr[o^]n),  n.;  pl  {Liriodendra} 
  (-dr[.a]).  [NL.,  fr  Gr  lei`rion  lily  +  de`ndron  tree.] 
  A  genus  of  large  and  very  beautiful  trees  of  North  America, 
  having  smooth,  shining  leaves,  and  handsome,  tuliplike 
  flowers;  tulip  tree;  whitewood;  --  called  also  {canoewood}. 
  {Liriodendron  tulipifera}  is  the  only  extant  species,  but 
  there  were  several  others  in  the  Cretaceous  epoch. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whitewood  \White"wood`\,  n. 
  The  soft  and  easily-worked  wood  of  the  tulip  tree 
  ({Liriodendron}).  It  is  much  used  in  cabinetwork,  carriage 
  building,  etc 
  Note:  Several  other  kinds  of  light-colored  wood  are  called 
  whitewood  in  various  countries,  as  the  wood  of 
  {Bignonia  leucoxylon}  in  the  West  Indies,  of 
  {Pittosporum  bicolor}  in  Tasmania,  etc 
  {Whitewood  bark}.  See  the  Note  under  {Canella}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  tulip  trees  [syn:  {Liriodendron},  {genus  Liriodendron}] 

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