Definition of Large-leaved cucumber tree
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Magnolia
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Literary usage of Large-leaved cucumber tree
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1. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"(M. macrophylla) large-leaved cucumber tree DD. Flowers small, yellowish green; leaves 6 to 10 D. Flowers large, white; leaves 15 to 30 inches long. inches ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"large-leaved cucumber tree. Tree, to 50ft., with spreading branches: Ivs. oblong-obovate, blunt, subcordate-auriculate at ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"M. macrophylla is often called large-leaved cucumber-tree. It is smaller than the preceding, more spreading, has fragant flowers and broader and pinker ..."
4. The Woods of the United States by Charles Sprague Sargent, American Museum of Natural History (1885)
"large-leaved cucumber tree. Western North Carolina to southeastern Kentucky, southward to middle and western Florida and southern Alabama, extending west to ..."
5. Useful and Ornamental Planting by Jane Loudon (1832)
"... vel Michauxii, large-leaved cucumber-tree, is more remarkable for the superior size of its leaves and flowers than any other species of this genus. ..."