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magnolia family

the plant family Magnoliaceae, characterized by evergreen or deciduous trees and shrubs having simple, alternate leaves, often showy flowers with a spiral arrangement of their floral parts, and conelike fruit, and including the cucumber tree, magnolia, tulip tree, and umbrella tree. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Four of the ten genera in the magnolia family are represented in North America.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Next to the yellow poplar, the cucumber tree is the most important species of the magnolia family, at least as a source of lumber.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The soil in such cases consisted of black mud, and was densely covered with bushes, chiefly of the magnolia family.

  • The biggest leaves with single blades to be found in our forests grow on trees of the magnolia family.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • This is the hardiest of the magnolia family, and its heart-shaped leaves are six to ten inches long.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • As a matter of fact, it is not a poplar, nor is it related to the poplars, being a member of the magnolia family.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • A member of the magnolia family found throughout the East but rare in New England.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • It belongs to the magnolia family, and the leaves are used by the common people in place of tea.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou
  • The cucumber trees are of the magnolia family and grow in many of the Eastern States.

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