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From German or Dutch tulpe, from Turkish tülbent (fine muslin, turban), from Persian دلبند (dolband), also the root of turban; cognate with Mazanderani تولیپ (tulip).


tulip (plural tulips)

  1. A type of flowering plant, genus Tulipa.
    • 1876 — "The Tulip Mania", Harper's New Monthly Magazine No. CCCXL, April 1876, Vol. LII.
      "The sturdy burghers of Holland took the tulip mania so badly that single bulbs that could not flower till another year would sell for more than $2000 apiece."
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.
  2. The flower of this plant.


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