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evergreen magnolia

noun
1.
a magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, of the southern U.S., having evergreen foliage and large, fragrant, white flowers, grown as a shade and ornamental tree in the warmer parts of the U.S.: the state tree of Mississippi.
Also called bull bay, southern magnolia.
Origin of evergreen magnolia
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • evergreen magnolia has long been planted for ornament in this country and Europe.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Lumbermen formerly left the evergreen magnolia trees on tracts from which they cut nearly everything else.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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