umbrella tree

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:
1730–40, Americanism

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umbrella tree
 
n
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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