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noun mag·no·lia \mag-ˈnōl-yə\

Simple Definition of magnolia

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of magnolia

  1. :  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 and Etymology of magnolia

New Latin, from Pierre Magnol †1715 French botanist


First Known Use: 1748


MAGNOLIA Defined for Kids

magnolia

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noun mag·no·lia \mag-ˈnōl-yə\

Definition of magnolia for Students

  1. :  a tree or tall shrub having showy white, pink, yellow, or purple flowers that appear in early spring




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magnolia

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noun mag·no·lia \mag-ˈnōl-yə\

Medical Definition of magnolia

  1. 1 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

  2. 2a:  any shrub or tree of the genus Magnoliab:  the dried bark of a magnolia




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