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Magnitude of a star
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Magnolia acuminata
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Magnolia fraseri
Magnolia glauca
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Magnolia soulangiana
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Magnolia stellata
Magnolia tripetala
Magnolia virginiana
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Magnolia grandiflora definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: evergreen tree of southern United States having large stiff glossy leaves and huge white sweet-smelling flowers [syn: southern magnolia, evergreen magnolia, large-flowering magnolia, bull bay, Magnolia grandiflora]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Magnolia Mag*no"li*a, n. [NL. Named after Pierre Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier, France, in the 17th century.] (Bot.) A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers. Note: Magnolia grandiflora has coriaceous shining leaves and very fragrant blossoms. It is common from North Carolina to Florida and Texas, and is one of the most magnificent trees of the American forest. The sweet bay (M. glauca)is a small tree found sparingly as far north as Cape Ann. Other American species are M. Umbrella, M. macrophylla, M. Fraseri, M. acuminata, and M. cordata. M. conspicua and M. purpurea are cultivated shrubs or trees from Eastern Asia. M. Campbellii, of India, has rose-colored or crimson flowers. Magnolia warbler (Zo["o]l.), a beautiful North American wood warbler (Dendroica maculosa). The rump and under parts are bright yellow; the breast and belly are spotted with black; the under tail coverts are white; the crown is ash.


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