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mountain magnolia

a tree, Magnolia fraseri, of the southeastern U.S., having fragrant, creamy-white flowers from 9 to 11 inches (23 to 28 cm) across.
Origin of mountain magnolia
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Her hands, Gordon thought, were like folded buds of the mountain magnolia.

    Mountain Blood Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The mountain magnolia flaunted its great petals of waxen while and the wild rose nodded its frail face everywhere.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck
  • Among its local names are pointed-leaf magnolia, black lin, magnolia, and mountain magnolia.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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