from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. The flower of any of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree or shrub in any species of the genus Magnolia, many with large flowers and simple leaves.
- n. The flower of a magnolia tree.
- n. A native or resident of the American state of Mississippi.
- n. A creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers.
- adj. Of a creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, type of the natural order Magnoliaceœ and the tribe Magnolieœ, characterized by a sessile cone-shaped cluster of pistils, and two-ovuled persistent carpels which open down the back at maturity.
- n. [l. c] A plant of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
- n. dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine
Feb 22nd, 2010 at 12: 43 pm kcijones001: magnolia is pure crap … I dont get it.
My star magnolia is showing a few pink buds that look ready to burst.
Anyway, the magnolia is a fairly nondescript tree for 50 weeks of the year and, more importantly, it's taking up too much room and blocking out the light from the other plants.
Our odd spring, pushed back so that everything came together, has meant that many plants have been flowering alongside unlikely neighbours, and the magnolia was a good two weeks late.
Beside the magnolia is a nicely landscaped driveway.
Unlike white magnolia, which is peach-like and very light, champaca has a penetrating, smooth and rich aroma that is reminiscent of tea, spices, and a floral note that is often compared to orange blossom.
I also have Fleur Imperiale, the limited edition for summer 2006 – pleasantly based on myrrh like Fleur de Shanghai, but lacking the unique sweetness of magnolia, which is replaced but a much less significant or authentic osmanthus and apricot blossoms.
EHRLICH: The magnolia is the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi.
EHRLICH: The magnolia is the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi so we've got one and we've got 144 of them which we're going to give to presenters and performers on the show.
One splendid shrub, called the magnolia, flourishes in great perfection; and I have seen a species of small rose, called the multiflora, spreading over a fence to the extent of perhaps thirty feet by six or eight, and in all that space you could hardly have put down your finger without touching a rose.