Definition of Magnolia grandiflora
1. Noun. Evergreen tree of southern United States having large stiff glossy leaves and huge white sweet-smelling flowers.
Generic synonyms: Magnolia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magnolia Grandiflora
Literary usage of Magnolia grandiflora
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1. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"Louis XV. possessed several small plants of the Magnolia grandiflora in his garden of the Petit Trianon, but they did not thrive; and, having heard of a ..."
2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1818)
"MAGNOLIA grandiflora. Bot. Repos. 518. MAGNOLIA altissima, flore ingenti candido. ... The MAGNOLIA grandiflora in South-Carolina and Florida, ..."
3. Useful and Ornamental Planting by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1832)
"According to Michaux, the magnolia grandiflora claims a place among the largest trees of the United States, as it sometimes reaches ninety feet in height ..."