magnolia[mag nō′lē ə, -nōl′yə]
Pink magnolia flowers.
- any of a genus (Magnolia) of trees or shrubs of the magnolia family, with large, fragrant flowers of white, pink, or purple
- the flower
Origin of magnoliaModern Latin after P. Magnol (1638-1715), French botanist
designating a family (Magnoliaceae, order Magnoliales) of dicotyledonous trees, shrubs, and, sometimes, vines, including the cucumber tree and the tulip tree
- Any of numerous evergreen or deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Magnolia of the Western Hemisphere and Asia, having large, showy, often fragrant white, pink, purple, or yellow flowers, and widely cultivated as ornamentals.
- The flower of any of these plants.
Origin of magnoliaNew Latin Magnolia, genus name, after Pierre Magnol, (1638–1715), French botanist.
magnolia (plural magnolias)
- Of a creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers.
Named after French botanist Pierre Magnol (1638-1715).
- A female given name, one of the less common flower names invented in the 19th century.
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