[yoo-lan; Chinese yy-lahn]
a magnolia tree, Magnolia heptapeta, native to China, having large, fragrant white flowers and cylindrical brownish fruit.
Origin of yulan
1815–25; < Chinese yùlan (yù jade + lán orchid)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of yulan
Spring flowers are the large white magnolia or the yulan with the peony.
Howl at Mrs. Ledwith and tear her to tatters while we start around the world on the Yulan?
The informality of her recent host aboard the Yulan did not entirely please her.
British Dictionary definitions for yulan
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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