Definition of Magnolia

1. Noun. Dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine.

Generic synonyms: Bark

2. Noun. Any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms.

Definition of Magnolia

1. n. A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers.

Definition of Magnolia

1. Proper noun. (English female given name), one of the less common flower names invented in the 19th century. ¹

2. Noun. A tree or shrub in any species of the genus ''Magnolia'', many with large flowers and simple leaves. ¹

3. Noun. The flower of a magnolia tree. ¹

4. Noun. A native or resident of the American state of Mississippi. ¹

5. Noun. A creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers. ¹

6. Adjective. Of a creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers. ¹

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Definition of Magnolia

1. a flowering shrub or tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Magnolia

1. A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers. Magnolia grandiflora has coriaceous shining leaves and very fragrant blossoms. It is common from North Carolina to Florida and Texas, and is one of the most magnificent trees of the American forest. The sweet bay (M. Glauca)is a small tree found sparingly as far north as Cape Ann. Other American species are M. Umbrella, M. Macrophylla, M. Fraseri, M. Acuminata, and M. Cordata. M. Conspicua and M. Purpurea are cultivated shrubs or trees from Eastern Asia. M. Campbellii, of India, has rose-coloured or crimson flowers. Magnolia warbler, a beautiful North American wood warbler (Dendroica maculosa). The rump and under parts are bright yellow; the breast and belly are spotted with black; the under tail coverts are white; the crown is ash. Origin: NL. Named after Pierre Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier, France, in the 17th century. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magnolia

magnitude relation
magnocellular neuron
magnolia (current term)
magnolia family
magnolia warbler
magnoliid dicot family
magnoliid dicot genus
magnoliopsid family
magnoliopsid genus

Literary usage of Magnolia

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"magnolia FAMILY. 1805. Trees or shrubs, with alternate entire ... magnolia Fraseri Walt. Fl. Car. 159. 1788. magnolia auriculata Lam. Encycl. 3: 673. 1789. ..."

2. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"magnolia L. Sp. Pl. 1: 535. 1753. Twenty-one species, warmer temperate to tropical regions of ... magnolia virginiana L. Sp. PI. 1:535. 1753. WHITE BAY. ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1909)
"I told him I didn't think I did; that my ticket read to magnolia. He said, 'I have hoard that before,' and pitched the ticket in my lap and went on. ..."

4. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"These are, SMALL or SWAMP magnolia (6)—magnolia virginiana (M. ... CUCUMBER TREE — magnolia acuminata. F. Flowers white with conspicuous colored mark in ..."

5. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1838)
"THE magnolia. Amidst the great variety of trees indigenous to the United States, there is, perhaps, none which more forcibly claims attention or commands ..."

6. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"In the way in which its leaves grow at the ends of the branches this magnolia resembles the umbrella tree. In fact, the mountain people call it ..."

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