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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tulip \Tu"lip\ (t[=u]"l[i^]p), n. [F. tulipe, OF. also tulipan, It. tulipano, tulipa, from Turk. tulbend, dulbend, literally, a turban, Per. dulband; -- so called from the resemblance of the form of this flower to a turban. See Turban.] (Bot.) Any plant of the liliaceous genus Tulipa. Many varieties are cultivated for their beautiful, often variegated flowers. [1913 Webster] Tulip tree. (a) A large American tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) of the magnolia family (Magnoliaceae) bearing tuliplike flowers. See Liriodendron. (b) A West Indian malvaceous tree (Paritium tiliaceum syn. Hibiscus tiliaceum). [1913 Webster + PJC]