Aspen

Gros plan de feuilles de tremble commun, Populus tremula, sur une brindille en automne.

Populus tremula

Aspen (Wiktionary)

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈæspən/

Etymology 1

From Middle English aspen, corresponding to asp +‎ -en.

Adjective

aspen (comparative more aspen, superlative most aspen)

  1. Pertaining to the asp or aspen tree.
  2. (obsolete) Tremulous, trembling.
    • a. 1631, John Donne, ‘The Apparition’, Poems (1633):
      And then poore Aspen wretch, neglected thou / Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lye / A veryer ghost than I […].
  3. (obsolete) Of a woman's tongue: wagging, gossiping.

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