A deciduous Chinese tree (Magnolia denudata) often cultivated for its large, cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers.
Origin of yulan
- Mandarin yùlán yù jade (from Middle Chinese ŋywk) lán orchid (from Middle Chinese lan)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Mandarin çŽ‰è˜ / çŽ‰å…° (yÃ¹lÃ¡n, “jade orchid").