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 (yo͞o′lăn, yü′län′)
A deciduous Chinese tree (Magnolia denudata) often cultivated for its large, cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers. Also called yulan magnolia.

[Mandarin yùlán : , jade (from Middle Chinese ŋywk) + lán, orchid (from Middle Chinese lan).]
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(Plants) a Chinese magnolia, Magnolia denudata, that is often cultivated for its showy white flowers
[C19: from Chinese, from yu a gem + lan plant]
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It's actually the flower of the Yulan Magnolia tree, called the White Yulan, which is native to China.
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