Any of a heterogenous group of angiosperms that are neither eudicotyledons nor monocotyledons, and are considered to retain the characteristics of more primitive angiosperms, such as flowers with fewer or less differentiated parts. Magnoliids have embryos with two cotyledons (like the eudicotyledons) and pollen with a single pore (like the monocotyledons). Magnolias, laurel, and the cinnamon tree are magnoliids.
/ˈmæɡnɒks/ noun 1. an alloy consisting mostly of magnesium with small amounts of aluminium and other metals, used in fuel elements of nuclear reactors
- Magnox reactor
noun 1. a nuclear reactor using carbon dioxide as the coolant, graphite as the moderator, and uranium cased in magnox as the fuel
[mag-nuh m] /ˈmæg nəm/ noun 1. a large wine bottle having a capacity of two ordinary bottles or 1.5 liters (1.6 quarts). 2. a magnum cartridge or firearm. adjective 3. (of a cartridge) equipped with a larger charge than other cartridges of the same size. 4. (of a firearm) using such a cartridge. 5. Informal. […]
adjective Very powerful: one of Thomas Hearns’s magnum-force punches [fr the powerful Magnum revolver (a trademark since 1935)]