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umbrella tree

noun
1.
an American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having large leaves in umbrellalike clusters.
2.
any of various other trees resembling an umbrella.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for umbrella tree

umbrella tree

noun
1.
a North American magnolia, Magnolia tripetala, having long leaves clustered into an umbrella formation at the ends of the branches and unpleasant-smelling white flowers
2.
Also called umbrella bush. Any of various other trees or shrubs having leaves shaped like an umbrella or growing in an umbrella-like cluster
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