Definition of Lombardy poplar in English:

Lombardy poplar


  • A black poplar of a variety that has a distinctive tall, slender columnar form. It arose as a mutation in Italy and is widely cultivated.

    • ‘The village in Virginia which was our home consisted of two sleepy streets lined with Lombardy poplars, creeping between a slow-moving river and silent, brooding hills.’
    • ‘White fringe trees flanked the central steps and fountain terraces, and Lombardy poplars added vertical accents in the Italian taste.’
    • ‘He personally designed and supervised the planting of Lombardy poplars along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House, in what Choukas-Bradley called ‘the first Washington street treeplanting on record.’’


Lombardy poplar

/ˈlämˌbärdē ˈpäplər/