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A city in NE Mississippi; population 36,233 (est. 2008).
A North American or Asian tree of damp and swampy habitats, which yields useful timber.
- ‘If rhododendrons thrive on your soil, plant the Pagoda Bush or the Chinese tupelo.’
- ‘The champion tupelos have immense, gnarled bulbous bases - each with hollow sections.’
- ‘Frame-by-frame analyses show a bird perched on a tupelo trunk, with a distinctive white pattern on its back.’
- ‘From within I could see tupelo and buckthorn budding,’
Mid 18th century: from Creek, from ito tree + opilwa swamp.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.