[ yoo-lan; Chinese yy-lahn ]
/ ˈyu læn; Chinese ˈyüˈlɑn /
a magnolia tree, Magnolia heptapeta, native to China, having large, fragrant white flowers and cylindrical brownish fruit.
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Origin of yulan
1815–25; < Chinese yùlan (yù jade + lán orchid)
Words nearby yulan
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British Dictionary definitions for yulan
/ (ˈjuːlæn) /
a Chinese magnolia, Magnolia denudata, that is often cultivated for its showy white flowers
Word Origin for yulan
C19: from Chinese, from yu a gem + lan plant
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