an American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having large leaves in umbrellalike clusters.
any of various other trees resembling an umbrella.
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How to use umbrella tree in a sentence
The only alternative to this was that the original umbrella tree had disappeared, and this I did not want to believe.The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine
By this time a path had been cut through to the palm grove and from it to the umbrella tree.The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine
Under this sheltering umbrella-tree, which spread its dense arch like a roof, sat Joyce and her mother.The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor | Annie Fellows Johnston
It is known as large-leaved cucumber tree, great-leaved magnolia, large-leaved umbrella tree, and long-leaved magnolia.American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson
Here was pointed out a fine, lofty specimen of the umbrella tree, of the pine family, with broad leaves of a deep green.Due West | Maturin Murray Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for umbrella tree
a North American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having long leaves clustered into an umbrella formation at the ends of the branches and unpleasant-smelling white flowers
Also called: umbrella bush Any of various other trees or shrubs having leaves shaped like an umbrella or growing in an umbrella-like cluster
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