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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TU'PELO, n. A tree of the genus Nyssa.
TUP'-MAN, n. A man who deals in tups. [Local.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: pale soft wood of a tupelo tree especially the water gum
2: any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America [syn: tupelo, tupelo tree]
3: a town in northeast Mississippi

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -los) Etymology: perhaps from Creek *topiló, from etó tree + piló:(fa), opiló:(fa) swamp Date: circa 1730 1. any of a genus (Nyssa of the family Nyssaceae) of North American and Asian deciduous trees that have simple alternate leaves, small usually greenish-white dioecious flowers, and a rounded drupe; especially black gum 2. the pale soft wood of a tupelo

Merriam Webster's

geographical name city NE Mississippi population 34,211

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -os) 1 any of various Asian and N. American deciduous trees of the genus Nyssa, with colourful foliage and growing in swampy conditions. 2 the wood of this tree. Etymology: Creek f. ito tree + opilwa swamp

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tupelo Tu"pe*lo, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American tree (Nyssa multiflora) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult to split. Called also black gum, sour gum, and pepperidge. Largo tupelo, or Tupelo gum (Bot.), an American tree (Nyssa uniflora) with softer wood than the tupelo. Sour tupelo (Bot.), the Ogeechee lime.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Pepperidge, sour gum-tree (Nyssa multiflora).

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