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.
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How to use magnolia family in a sentence
The soil in such cases consisted of black mud, and was densely covered with bushes, chiefly of the magnolia family.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2 | Maria R. Audubon
The cucumber trees are of the magnolia family and grow in many of the Eastern States.The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties | Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow
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 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