What does Magnolia mean?

Definitions for Magnolia
mægˈnoʊl yə, -ˈnoʊ li əmag·no·li·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnolianoun

    dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine

  2. magnolianoun

    any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms


  1. magnolianoun

    A tree or shrub in any species of the genus Magnolia, many with large flowers and simple leaves.

  2. magnolianoun

    The flower of a magnolia tree.

  3. magnolianoun

    A native or resident of the American state of Mississippi.

  4. magnoliaadjective

    Of a creamy white colour, like that of some magnolia flowers.

  5. Magnolianoun

    A female given name from English, one of the less common flower names invented in the 19th century.

    Our blooming friend, the handsome and stalworth Magnolia, having got a confidential hint from agitated Mrs. Mack, trudged up to the mills, in a fine frenzy, vowing vengeance on Mary Matchwell, for she liked poor Sally Nutter well.

  6. Magnolianoun

    A city, the county seat of Columbia County, Arkansas, United States.

  7. Magnolianoun

    A town in Delaware

  8. Magnolianoun

    A village in Illinois

  9. Magnolianoun

    A city in Iowa

  10. Magnolianoun

    A town in Minnesota

  11. Magnolianoun

    A city, the county seat of Pike County, Mississippi.

  12. Magnolianoun

    A borough of New Jersey

  13. Magnolianoun

    A town in North Carolina

  14. Magnolianoun

    A village in Ohio

  15. Magnolianoun

    A city in Texas

  16. Magnolianoun

    An unincorporated community in West Virginia

  17. Magnolianoun

    A town in Wisconsin

  18. Etymology: Named after botanist Pierre Magnol (1638-1715).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnolianoun

    a genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers

  2. Etymology: [NL. Named after Pierre Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier, France, in the 17th century.]


  1. Magnolia

    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

  1. Magnolia

    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

  1. Magnolia

    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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. magnolia

    The Magnolia Projects, officially the C.J. Peete Projects, is one of the Housing Projects of New Orleans. The project is among the largest, housing approximately 2,100 people. Located in the part of uptown New Orleans known as central city, it is bounded by Louisiana Avenue, South Claiborne Avenue, La Salle Street and Washington Avenue. At its height, the Magnolia projects had 1403 units. It is located in the 3rd Ward along with the famous Calliope Projects and infamous Melpomene Projects. The various New Orleans housing projects are most notable for being the launching ground for Bounce Music and New Orleans Rap. The careers of artists such as Soulja Slim, Juvenile, Turk, Ruda Real, 6-Shot, B.G., Mr. Marcello, Baby and Mannie Fresh. The district is often referred to as Magnolia or Nolia. Another possible nickname for these projects is the "MP3" meaning "Magnolia Projects--Third Ward." The Magnolia has been the scene of Juvenile's hit song "Nolia Clap", a dance inspired solely by the Magnolia Projects.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Magnolia

    In honour of the eminent French botanist, Pierre Magnol.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Magnolia in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Magnolia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Magnolia in a Sentence

  1. Jordann Weingartner:

    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.

  2. Bubba Watson:

    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.

  3. Joanna Gaines:

    At the core of the Magnolia brand is the desire to make homes beautiful, but with a focus on family and practicality. We want to create spaces that families want to gather in, we’ve always dreamed of working with a retailer to create a collection that could reach more people at a more affordable price point. Coming together with Target not only allows us to design beautiful pieces for people all over the country, it also allows us to help communities in a bigger way than we could have ever imagined.

  4. Jose Maria Olazabal:

    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.

  5. Even Pendergraft:

    Joanna Gaines can spot Magnolia customers and fans. They’re walking around with the big Magnolia bag.

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