liriodendron noun plural -drons or -dra (-drə)

  1. either of the two deciduous trees of the magnoliaceous genus Liriodendron, the tulip trees of North America or China

Word Origin for liriodendron C18: New Latin, from Greek leiron lily + dendron tree Examples from the Web for liriodendron Historical Examples of liriodendron

  • The genus Liriodendron contains only two species differing slightly in the leaves.

    Botany for Ladies

    Jane Loudon

  • The Tulip tree, Liriodendron, is probably one of the greatest honey-producing trees in the world.

    Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee

    L. L. Langstroth

  • I sat down upon a log—that same log of the liriodendron—and under the shade of a spreading dogwood-tree.

    The Quadroon

    Mayne Reid

  • The most interesting plants were a Cyclocodon, Liriodendron, Sanicula: 32 species were collected.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The

    William Griffith

  • Infusum liriodendri, L. From the bark of the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera).

    Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I

    Arnold Cooley

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