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[mag-noh-lee-ey-shuh s]
  1. belonging to the plant family Magnoliaceae.
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Origin of magnoliaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Magnoliace(ae) (see magnolia, -aceae) + -ous
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Historical Examples

  • Urtica urens, and urentior occur about the houses, Cupressus pendula and a Magnoliaceous tree, with exquisitely fragrant blossoms.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The

    William Griffith

British Dictionary definitions for magnoliaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Magnoliaceae, a family of trees and shrubs, including magnolias and the tulip tree, having large showy flowers
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