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|Noun||1.||genus Magnolia - shrubs or trees of North America or Asia having entire evergreen or deciduous leaves; among most ancient of angiosperm genera|
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
family Magnoliaceae, magnolia family, Magnoliaceae - subclass Magnoliidae: genera Liriodendron, Magnolia, and Manglietia
magnolia - any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms