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mag·no·lia

 (măg-nōl′yə)
n.
1. Any of numerous evergreen or deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Magnolia of the Western Hemisphere and Asia, having large, showy, often fragrant white, pink, purple, or yellow flowers, and widely cultivated as ornamentals.
2. The flower of any of these plants.

[New Latin Magnolia, genus name, after Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), French botanist.]

magnolia

(mæɡˈnəʊlɪə)
n
1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) the flower of any of these plants
3. (Colours) a very pale pinkish-white or purplish-white colour
[C18: New Latin, named after Pierre Magnol (1638–1715), French botanist]

mag•no•lia

(mægˈnoʊl yə, -ˈnoʊ li ə)

n., pl. -lias.
1. any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia, of the magnolia family, having large usu. fragrant flowers, much cultivated for ornament.
2. the blossom of any such shrub or tree, as of the evergreen magnolia tree.
[< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Pierre Magnol (1638–1715), French botanist; see -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnolia - dried bark of various magnoliasmagnolia - dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine
magnolia - any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
2.magnolia - any shrub or tree of the genus Magnoliamagnolia - any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
genus Magnolia - shrubs or trees of North America or Asia having entire evergreen or deciduous leaves; among most ancient of angiosperm genera
magnolia - dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine
bull bay, evergreen magnolia, large-flowering magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, southern magnolia - evergreen tree of southern United States having large stiff glossy leaves and huge white sweet-smelling flowers
elkwood, elk-wood, Magnolia tripetala, umbrella magnolia, umbrella tree - small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches
earleaved umbrella tree, Magnolia fraseri - small erect deciduous tree with large leaves in coiled formations at branch tips
cucumber tree, Magnolia acuminata - American deciduous magnolia having large leaves and fruit like a small cucumber
great-leaved macrophylla, large-leaved cucumber tree, large-leaved magnolia, Magnolia macrophylla - large deciduous shrub or tree of southeastern United States having huge leaves in dense false whorls and large creamy flowers tinged purple toward the base
Chinese magnolia, Magnolia soulangiana, saucer magnolia - large deciduous shrub or small tree having large open rosy to purplish flowers; native to Asia; prized as an ornamental in eastern North America
Magnolia stellata, star magnolia - deciduous shrubby magnolia from Japan having fragrant white starlike flowers blooming before leaves unfold; grown as an ornamental in United States
Magnolia virginiana, swamp bay, sweet bay, swamp laurel - shrub or small tree having rather small fragrant white flowers; abundant in southeastern United States
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
Translations

magnolia

[mægˈnəʊlɪə] Nmagnolia f

magnolia

[mægˈnəʊliə]
n
(= tree) → magnolia m
(= colour) → rose m pâle
adj [paint, walls] → rose pâle inv

magnolia

nMagnolie f; (also magnolia tree)Magnolienbaum m

magnolia

[mægˈnəʊlɪə] nmagnolia
References in classic literature ?
Within the royal park on the borders of the lake stood a little pavilion round whose balcony crept jasmine and magnolia branches scenting the air.
Welland's, and saw May Welland standing under a magnolia with the sun in her hair, he wondered why he had waited so long to come.
He was sitting on the seat the old prince used to like to sit on, and beside him strips of bast were hanging on the broken and withered branch of a magnolia.
She looked at him against the background of flowering magnolia.
There was a good deal going on in the Baby Walk, when Maimie arrived in time to see a magnolia and a Persian lilac step over the railing and set off for a smart walk.
Freddie Drummond did not care for dancing, but Bill Totts never missed the nights at the various dancing clubs, such as The Magnolia, The Western Star, and The Elite; while he won a massive silver cup, standing thirty inches high, for being the best-sustained character at the Butchers and Meat Workers' annual grand masked ball.
Plans were out for the erection of flats in Magnolia Road also.
Varnished boots were not invented as yet; but the Hessians on his beautiful legs shone so, that they must have been the identical pair in which the gentleman in the old picture used to shave himself; and on his light green coat there bloomed a fine wedding favour, like a great white spreading magnolia.
There they were, showering down from the big waxen bells of the magnolias far above her head, and from the jessamine clumps around her.
Indeed, had I realised how superbly impressive they were going to be, I think I must have declined the adventure altogether,--for, robed in lustrous ivory-white linen were those figures of undress marble, the wealth of their glorious bodies pressing out into bosoms magnificent as magnolias (nobler lines and curves Greece herself has never known), towering in throats of fluted alabaster, and flowering in coiffures of imperial gold.
Its source is overshadowed by several gigantic magnolias, which, though numberless centuries old, have been kept as fresh as violets by the virtues of this wonderful water.
It was a dense thicket, in which rose huge cypresses, sycamores, tulip-trees, olives, tamarinds, oaks, and magnolias.