One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of water) flow in a tumbling or rippling way.form ripples, form ripples on, flow in wavelets, undulate, lap, purl, babbleView synonyms
A rolling or rippling of water.
Late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch popelen ‘to murmur’, of imitative origin.
A poplar tree.
- ‘‘The most important lesson I learned growing up was the value of hard work and perseverance,’ says Jeremy, who remembers peeling popple by hand when he was 8 and earning 10 cents for each white pine tree he pruned when he was ten.’
Late Middle English: apparently from Latin populus ‘poplar’.
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