poplar

poplar

A tree of the genus Populus. The white poplar or the storax is the tree mentioned in (Gen 30:37), where its color is of consequence. It grew in groves with other trees (Hos 4:13) and symbolized solid life (Hos 14:5).

Gen 30:37

37Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane, and peeled white streaks in them, exposing the white of the rods.

Hos 4:13

13They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains,
and make offerings upon the hills,
under oak, poplar, and terebinth,
because their shade is good.

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Hos 14:5

5I will be like the dew to Israel;
he shall blossom like the lily,
he shall strike root like the forests of Lebanon.

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