yulan

noun yu·lan \ˈyueˌlän, -lan\

Definition of yulan

plural

-s

  1. :  a Chinese magnolia (Magnolia denudata) with large white very fragrant flowers that appear before the leaves

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Origin and Etymology of yulan

Chinese (Pekingese) 4-lan2, from 4 jade + lan2 orchid


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