Lir`i*o*den"dron (?), n.; pl. Liriodendra (#). [NL., fr. Gr. lily + tree.] Bot.
A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and handsome, tuliplike flowers; tulip tree; whitewood; -- called also canoewood. Liriodendron tulipifera is the only extant species, but there were several others in the Cretaceous epoch.
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