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(of water) flow in a tumbling or rippling way.
[in singular] A rolling or rippling of water.
Late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch popelen to murmur of imitative origin.
Any of various poplar trees, especially of northern forests.
- ‘‘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.’
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