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Tupelo

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Noun
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Tu=pe=lo

CIDE DICTIONARY

Tupelon. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.].
     A North American tree (Nyssa multiflora) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult to split. Called also black gum, sour gum, and pepperidge.  [1913 Webster]
Largo tupelo, or Tupelo gum (Bot.), an American tree (Nyssa uniflora) with softer wood than the tupelo. -- Sour tupelo (Bot.), the Ogeechee lime.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Tupelo, n. (pl. -os)
1 any of various Asian and N. American deciduous trees of the genus Nyssa, with colourful foliage and growing in swampy conditions.
2 the wood of this tree.

Etymology
Creek f. ito tree + opilwa swamp

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