from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A deciduous Chinese tree (Magnolia denudata) often cultivated for its large, cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A Chinese magnolia, Magnolia conspicua, with abundant large white flowers, appearing in spring before the leaves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A species of Magnolia (
Magnolia conspicua) with large white blossoms that open before the leaves. See the Note under magnolia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun botany A species of
magnoliawith large white blossomsthat open before the leaves.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The architectural garden should contain standard rose trees, almond trees, double-blossomed peaches and cherries, the Chinese magnolia, or yulan tree, and other showy-flowering trees, planted in company with arbutus, phillyrea, Minorca box, and other evergreens of a similar character.