large-leaved cucumber tree

[ lahrj-leevd ]
/ ˈlɑrdʒˌlivd /

noun

a round-headed tree, Magnolia macrophylla, of the southeastern U.S., having soft, hairy leaves from 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm) long, fragrant, cup-shaped, creamy-white flowers with a purplish base which are from 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm) wide, and rose-colored, round fruit.

Nearby words

  1. large white,
  2. large-cap,
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  5. large-hearted,
  6. large-minded,
  7. large-print,
  8. large-scale,
  9. large-scale integration,
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Origin of large-leaved cucumber tree

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

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