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 for Populus tremula
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poplar \Pop"lar\, n. [OE. popler, OF. poplier, F. peuplier, fr.
     L. populus poplar.] (Bot.)
     1. Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which
        is soft, and capable of many uses.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: The aspen poplar is Populus tremula and Populus
           tremuloides; Balsam poplar is Populus balsamifera;
           Lombardy poplar ({Populus dilatata) is a tall, spiry
           tree; white poplar is Populus alba.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white
        poplar. [U.S.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aspen \Asp"en\ ([a^]s"p[e^]n), Asp \Asp\ ([.a]sp), n. [AS.
     [ae]sp, [ae]ps; akin to OHG. aspa, Icel. ["o]sp, Dan. [ae]sp,
     Sw. asp, D. esp, G. espe, [aum]spe, aspe; cf. Lettish apsa,
     Lith. apuszis.] (Bot.)
     One of several species of poplar bearing this name,
     especially the Populus tremula, so called from the
     trembling of its leaves, which move with the slightest
     impulse of the air.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Populus tremula
      n 1: Old World aspen with a broad much-branched crown;
           northwestern Europe and Siberia to North Africa [syn:
           quaking aspen, European quaking aspen, Populus

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