Adjective "aspen" definition and examples

(Aspen may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈaspən/

Definitions and examples

noun

A poplar tree with small rounded long-stalked leaves that tremble in the breeze.
  1. 'Rainy weather would bring out these beautiful plants in profusion under the firs, birches and aspens in our park, especially in its older part, east of the carriage road that divided the park in two.'
  2. 'Even before the aspen and willows leaf out in the spring you'll see honeysuckles' green haze in abandoned fields and across wooded hillsides.'
  3. 'I also suggested that it appeared to be blinking because she was looking at it through the fluttering leaves of an aspen tree.'
  4. 'The golden aspen, sometimes referred to as the quaking or trembling aspen, along with cottonwoods are responsible for the region's lemony landscapes.'
  5. 'Today's excess of elk and buffalo have destroyed woody species such as willow, aspen, cottonwood, alder and serviceberry along the streams and rivers.'
  6. 'They prefer willows, maples, aspens, and poplars, and by preferentially choosing those species, they can have an important impact on the tree species composition of their communities.'
  7. 'Surrounded by cottonwoods and aspens and featuring a wooden footbridge and an abundance of regional flora and foliage, it's a place to meditate, contemplate, and relax.'
  8. 'The stony soil below was covered by dense forests of live oak, Douglas fir, aspen, maple, ponderosa pine, madrone, Arizona cypress, and juniper.'
  9. 'Trees like aspen, poplar and birch actually have a very low flammability rate, according to the Fire Smart Web site.'
  10. 'Valley after valley floats a handful of cottonwood and aspen trees in a dry ocean of sagebrush, the pale gray green running out the flats and over the hills.'

proper noun

A ski resort in south central Colorado; population 5,902 (est. 2008).

    More definitions

    1. any of various poplars, as Populus tremula, of Europe, and P. tremuloides (quaking aspen) or P. alba (white aspen) of America, having soft wood and alternate ovate leaves that tremble in the slightest breeze. adjective

    2. of or relating to the aspen.

    3. trembling or quivering, like the leaves of the aspen.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "technologies can be aspen."

    "institutes can be aspen."

    "trees can be aspen."

    "stocks can be aspen."

    "silvers can be aspen."

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    Origin

    Late Middle English: from dialect asp (in the same sense) + -en, forming an adjective later used as a noun (late 16th century).