umbrella tree

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umbrella tree

n.
1. A small magnolia tree (Magnolia tripetala) of the southeast United States, having large leaves clustered in an umbrellalike form at the ends of the branches.
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umbrella tree

n
1. (Plants) a North American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having long leaves clustered into an umbrella formation at the ends of the branches and unpleasant-smelling white flowers
2. (Plants) Also called: umbrella bush any of various other trees or shrubs having leaves shaped like an umbrella or growing in an umbrella-like cluster
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umbrel′la tree`


n.
1. an American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having large leaves in umbrellalike clusters.
2. any of various other trees resembling an umbrella.
[1730–40, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.umbrella tree - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leavesumbrella tree - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves
genus Schefflera, Schefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliage
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.umbrella tree - small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branchesumbrella tree - small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches
magnolia - any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
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