Definition of


  1. (noun, location) a town in northeast Mississippi
  2. (noun, plant) any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America
  3. (noun, plant) pale soft wood of a tupelo tree especially the water gum

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Synonyms of Tupelo

tupelo tree

Alternate forms of Tupelo

Hyponyms: black gum, nyssa aquatica, nyssa sylvatica, pepperidge, sour gum, water gum

Hypernyms: gum, gum tree, wood

Origin of the word Tupelo

  1. black gum tree, 1730, apparently from Cree (Algonquian) ito opilwa "swamp tree." more

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