Magnoliaceous
Magnoliaceous Mag*no`li*a"ceous, a. (Bot.) Pertaining to a natural order ({Magnoliace[ae]}) of trees of which the magnolia, the tulip tree, and the star anise are examples. [1913 Webster]

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  • magnoliaceous — /mag noh lee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Magnoliaceae. Cf. magnolia family. [1850 55; < NL Magnoliace(ae) (see MAGNOLIA, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • magnoliaceous — adjective Of, or pertaining to, the Magnolicaceae order of plants, which includes the magnolia …   Wiktionary

  • magnoliaceous — mag·no·li·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • magnoliaceous — /mægˌnoʊliˈeɪʃəs/ (say mag.nohlee ayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Magnoliaceae, or magnolia family of plants including the magnolias generally, the tulip trees, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • magnoliaceous — adjective see magnoliaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drimys — Dri mys (dr[imac] m[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. drimy s sharp, acrid.] (Bot.) A genus of magnoliaceous trees. {Drimys aromatica} furnishes Winter s bark. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drimys aromatica — Drimys Dri mys (dr[imac] m[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. drimy s sharp, acrid.] (Bot.) A genus of magnoliaceous trees. {Drimys aromatica} furnishes Winter s bark. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illicium — Il*li ci*um, n. [So called, in allusion to its aroma, from L. illicium an allurement.] (Bot.) A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of {Illicium anisatum} is used as a spice in India …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illicium anisatum — Illicium Il*li ci*um, n. [So called, in allusion to its aroma, from L. illicium an allurement.] (Bot.) A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of {Illicium anisatum} is used as a spice… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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