noun mi·che·lia \mīˈkēlēə, -lyə\

Definition of michelia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Asiatic shrubs and trees (family Magnoliaceae) having introrse anthers and the pistil-bearing receptacle stalked within the flower — see banana shrub, champac

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Michelia

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Origin and Etymology of michelia

New Latin, from Piero Antonio Micheli †1737 Italian botanist + New Latin -ia

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