evergreen magnolia


noun

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.

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Origin of evergreen magnolia

First recorded in 1880–85
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