dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine
any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
A tree or shrub in any species of the genus Magnolia, many with large flowers and simple leaves.
The flower of a magnolia tree.
A native or resident of the American state of Mississippi.
Of a creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers.
, one of the less common flower names invented in the 19th century.
Origin: Named after botanist Pierre Magnol (1638-1715).
a genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers
Origin: [NL. Named after Pierre Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier, France, in the 17th century.]
Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. It is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol. Magnolia is an ancient genus. Appearing before bees did, the flowers evolved to encourage pollination by beetles. To avoid damage from pollinating beetles, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are extremely tough. Fossilised specimens of Magnolia acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago, and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating to 95 million years ago. Another aspect of Magnolias that is considered to represent an ancestral state is that the flower bud is enclosed in a bract rather than in sepals; the perianth parts are undifferentiated and called tepals rather than distinct sepals and petals. Magnolia shares the tepal characteristic with several other flowering plants near the base of the flowering plant lineage such as Amborella and Nymphaea. The natural range of Magnolia species is a disjunct distribution, with a main centre in east and southeast Asia and a secondary centre in eastern North America, Central America, the West Indies, and some species in South America.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mag-nōl′i-a, or -ya, n. a North American tree with beautiful foliage, and large, white or purplish, sweet-scented flowers. [From Pierre Magnol (1638-1715), a Montpellier botanist.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family MAGNOLIACEAE. The germacranolide sesquiterpene lactones costunolide, parthenolide, and costunolide diepoxide have been isolated from the leaves. Bark contains honokiol and magnolol. Parts are an ingredient of Banxia Houpo Tang.
The numerical value of magnolia in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of magnolia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm sorry to announce I'm unable to attend this year as I am not feeling well, the Masters is very special to me and walking up Magnolia Lane gives me a peace of mind like nowhere else.
It's a special place, it's the perfect golf course, it gives me goosebumps every time I come down Magnolia Lane (to reach the clubhouse). It just gets you excited, makes us feel like a kid again. You become energized.
I drew the design for my Magnolia Collection back in 2008. The flower isn’t a traditional magnolia flower, it is my artistic take on a magnolia, my design actually looks nothing like a magnolia, and Draper James not only took the design, but also decided to call it a magnolia.
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- شجرة المغنوليةArabic
- magnòliaCatalan, Valencian
- 목란, 목련Korean
- magnolia, pokok magnolia, bunga magnoliaMalay
- magnolija, магнолијаSerbo-Croatian
- ngọc lanVietnamese
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