evergreen magnolia

  1. a magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, of the southern U.S., having evergreen foliage and large, fragrant, white flowers, grown as a shade and ornamental tree in the warmer parts of the U.S.: the state tree of Mississippi.

Origin of evergreen magnolia

First recorded in 1880–85
  • Also called bull bay, southern magnolia.

Words Nearby evergreen magnolia

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How to use evergreen magnolia in a sentence

  • evergreen magnolia has long been planted for ornament in this country and Europe.

    American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson
  • Lumbermen formerly left the evergreen magnolia trees on tracts from which they cut nearly everything else.

    American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson