Pink magnolia flowers.
magnolia definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: Modern 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
magnolia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of numerous evergreen or deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Magnolia of the Western Hemisphere and Asia, having aromatic twigs and large showy white, pink, purple, or yellow flowers.
- The flower of any of these plants.
Origin: New Latin Magnolia, genus name, after Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), French botanist.