ETYM New Lat. Named after Pierre Magnol, professor of botany at Montpellier, France, in the 17th century.
1. Any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms.
2. Dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine.
Tree or shrub of the genus Magnolia, family Magnoliaceae, native to North America and E Asia. Magnolias vary in height from 60 cm/2 ft to 30 m/150 ft. The large, fragrant single flowers are white, rose, or purple. The southern magnolia M. grandiflora of the US grows up to 24 m/80ft tall and has white flowers 23 cm/9 in across.
Ukrasno drvo ili grm sa belim cvetovima nalik na tulipane (lat.)