noun mag·no·lia \mag-ˈnōl-yə\

: a tree or tall bush that has white, pink, yellow, or purple flowers

Full Definition of MAGNOLIA

:  any of a genus (Magnolia of the family Magnoliaceae, the magnolia family) of American and Asian shrubs and trees with entire evergreen or deciduous leaves and usually showy white, yellow, rose, or purple flowers usually appearing in early spring

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Origin of MAGNOLIA

New Latin, from Pierre Magnol †1715 French botanist
First Known Use: 1748


noun mag·no·lia \mag-ˈnōl-yə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAGNOLIA

capitalized :  a genus (family Magnoliaceae, the magnolia family) of North American and Asian shrubs and trees including some whose bark has been used especially as a bitter tonic and diaphoretic in folk medicine
a :  any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia b :  the dried bark of a magnolia
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