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poplar,

n Latin names:
Populus alba, Populus termuloides, Populus nigra; part used: bark; uses: arthritis, diarrhea, urinary infections, colds, gastrointestinal complaints; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children younger than twelve, asthma, coagulation disorders, anticoagulant disorders, salicylate sensitivity, nasal polyps, hepatoxicity. Also called
American aspen, black poplar, quaking aspen, or
white poplar.
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Pomegranate.
References in classic literature ?
The last light seemed to fade from the lawn, and the poplars against the sunset were like great plumes upon a purple hearse, when the futile procession finally curved round,and came out in front of the target.
There was a long row of them in the orchard, with a Lombardy poplar at either end, and a hedge of lilacs behind.
So he hid it under the boughs of the sleeping poplar tree.
Mercury asked all the trees if they had seen the pot of gold, and the elm, oak and pine pointed to the poplar and said,
When, on fine autumn mornings, he found the countess sitting peacefully on a bench, beneath a poplar now yellowing, the poor lover would sit at her feet, looking into her eyes as long as she would let him, hoping ever that the light that was in them would become intelligent.
He reached the noble poplar beneath which he had meditated so much for the last forty days, and where he had placed two heavy stones on which he now sat down.
She also gave him a sharp adze, and then led the way to the far end of the island where the largest trees grew--alder, poplar and pine, that reached the sky--very dry and well seasoned, so as to sail light for him in the water.
The outlines of its roof were merging in the yellow foliage of a curtain of poplar trees, the whole habitation having for background a dark grove of gigantic elms.
Jupiter chose the oak, Venus the myrtle, Apollo the laurel, Cybele the pine, and Hercules the poplar.
Through the open window, by which Anne sat, blew the sweet, scented, sun-warm air of the August afternoon; outside, poplar boughs rustled and tossed in the wind; beyond them were the woods, where Lover's Lane wound its enchanted path, and the old apple orchard which still bore its rosy harvests munificently.
Just an hour, dear fairy, so we can remember how the grass and poplar trees looked, and the bow of those bonnet strings tied beneath her chin--even if it was the hatpins that did the work.
Durdles was making his reflections here when you come up, sir, surrounded by his works, like a poplar Author.