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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

umbrel′la tree`(n.)

  1. an American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having large leaves in umbrellalike clusters.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of various other trees resembling an umbrella.

    Category: Plants

Origin of umbrella tree:

1730–40, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. umbrella tree, Schefflera actinophylla, Brassaia actinophylla(noun)

    erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves

  2. umbrella tree, umbrella magnolia, elkwood, elk-wood, Magnolia tripetala(noun)

    small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches


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