aspen

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English aspen 'made of aspen wood', from asp 'aspen', from Old English æspe, from Proto-Germanic *aspǭ (compare Dutch esp, German Espe, Swedish asp), from Proto-Indo-European *Hosp- (compare Welsh aethnen, Latin abiēs 'fir', Latvian apse, Polish osa, Armenian op'i 'poplar').

Noun[edit]

aspen (plural aspens)

  1. A kind of poplar tree (genus Populus sect. Populus).
    Above a certain elevation, the aspens gave way to scrubby, gnarled pines.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of such a tree.
    She claimed that aspen was the only "proper" material from which make a wicker basket.

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Noun[edit]

aspen

  1. definite singular of asp