Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to plants of the natural order Magnoliaceœ; resembling the magnolia.
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, the Magnolicaceae order of plants, which includes the magnolia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Pertaining to a natural order (Magnoliaceæ) of trees of which the magnolia, the tulip tree, and the star anise are examples.
“-- This magnoliaceous plant is a native of China, and its fruit furnishes the star anise of commerce.”
“Guettarda coccinea; among magnoliaceous plants, the tulip-tree and the”
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