Definition of tulip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtjuːlɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːlɪp//
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a large, brightly coloured spring flower, shaped like a cup, on a tall stem Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French tulipe, via Turkish from Persian dulband ‘turban’, from the shape of the expanded flower.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tulip