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MAGNOLIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does magnolia mean? 

MAGNOLIA (noun)
  The noun MAGNOLIA has 2 senses:

1. dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine
2. any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms

  Familiarity information: MAGNOLIA used as a noun is rare.


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MAGNOLIA (noun)


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Meaning:

Dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("magnolia" is a kind of...):

bark (tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants)

Holonyms ("magnolia" is a part of...):

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


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("magnolia" is a kind of...):

angiospermous tree; flowering tree (any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary)

Meronyms (parts of "magnolia"):

magnolia (dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "magnolia"):

great-leaved macrophylla; large-leaved cucumber tree; large-leaved magnolia; Magnolia macrophylla (large deciduous shrub or tree of southeastern United States having huge leaves in dense false whorls and large creamy flowers tinged purple toward the base)

bull bay; evergreen magnolia; large-flowering magnolia; Magnolia grandiflora; southern magnolia (evergreen tree of southern United States having large stiff glossy leaves and huge white sweet-smelling flowers)

elk-wood; elkwood; Magnolia tripetala; umbrella magnolia; umbrella tree (small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches)

earleaved umbrella tree; Magnolia fraseri (small erect deciduous tree with large leaves in coiled formations at branch tips)

cucumber tree; Magnolia acuminata (American deciduous magnolia having large leaves and fruit like a small cucumber)

Magnolia virginiana; swamp bay; swamp laurel; sweet bay (shrub or small tree having rather small fragrant white flowers; abundant in southeastern United States)

Chinese magnolia; Magnolia soulangiana; saucer magnolia (large deciduous shrub or small tree having large open rosy to purplish flowers; native to Asia; prized as an ornamental in eastern North America)

Magnolia stellata; star magnolia (deciduous shrubby magnolia from Japan having fragrant white starlike flowers blooming before leaves unfold; grown as an ornamental in United States)

Holonyms ("magnolia" is a member of...):

genus Magnolia (shrubs or trees of North America or Asia having entire evergreen or deciduous leaves; among most ancient of angiosperm genera)


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