Definition of magnolia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mæɡˈnəʊliə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mæɡˈnoʊliə//
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  1. 1 [countable] a tree with large white, pink or purple flowers that smell sweet See related entries: Plants
  2. 2 [uncountable] (British English) a very pale cream colour
  3. Word Originmodern Latin, named after Pierre Magnol (1638–1715), French botanist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: magnolia