Magnolia



[mag-nohl-yuh, -noh-lee-uh] /mægˈnoʊl yə, -ˈnoʊ li ə/

noun
1.
any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia, having large, usually fragrant flowers and an aromatic bark, much cultivated for ornament.
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2.
the blossom of any such shrub or tree, as of the evergreen magnolia tree: the state flower of Louisiana and Mississippi.
[mag-nohl-yuh, -noh-lee-uh] /mægˈnoʊl yə, -ˈnoʊ li ə/
noun
1.
a city in SW Arkansas.
/mæɡˈnəʊlɪə/
noun
1.
any tree or shrub of the magnoliaceous genus Magnolia of Asia and North America: cultivated for their white, pink, purple, or yellow showy flowers
2.
the flower of any of these plants
3.
a very pale pinkish-white or purplish-white colour
n.

plant genus, 1748, from Magnolius, Latinized name of Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), French physician and botanist, professor of botany at Montpellier. As the name of a color, by 1931.

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