aspen

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English[edit]

Aspen trees
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæspən/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English aspen, corresponding to asp +‎ -en.

Adjective[edit]

aspen (comparative more aspen, superlative most aspen)

  1. Pertaining to the asp or aspen tree.
  2. (obsolete) Tremulous, trembling.
    • a. 1631 (date written), J[ohn] Donne, “The Apparition”, in Poems, [] with Elegies on the Authors Death, London: [] M[iles] F[lesher] for Iohn Marriot, [], published 1633, OCLC 1008264503:
      And then poore Aspen wretch, neglected thou / Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lye / A veryer ghost than I […].
  3. (obsolete) Of a woman's tongue: wagging, gossiping.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English aspen, from Old English æspen, Old English æspan (combining form), from Old English æspe (aspen). More at asp.

Noun[edit]

aspen (plural aspens)

  1. The asp tree; a kind of poplar tree (genus Populus sect. Populus). A medium-size tree with thin, straight trunks of a greenish-white color.
    Above a certain elevation, the aspens gave way to scrubby, gnarled pines.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of such a tree; usually pale, lightweight and soft.
    She claimed that aspen was the only "proper" material from which make a wicker basket.
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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From aspe (from Old English æspe) + -en.

Adjective[edit]

aspen

  1. Made of or pertaining to asp trees.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: aspen

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

aspen m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of asp

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

aspen

  1. inflection of aspar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aspen

  1. definite singular of asp.

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