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Tulip, name for plant (genus Tulipa) native to Europe and Asia, grown from bulbs. Cultivated tulips were introduced to Europe via Holland in the 16th century and have become popular spring-flowering garden and pot plants. They have deep, cup-shaped flowers; new varieties are continually being bred. Tulips come in a variety of colors and in some instances in a combination of colors.

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