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yulan

[yoo-lan; Chinese yy-lahn] /ˈyu læn; Chinese ˈyüˈlɑn/
noun
1.
a magnolia tree, Magnolia heptapeta, native to China, having large, fragrant white flowers and cylindrical brownish fruit.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Chinese yùlan ( jade + lán orchid)
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yulan

/ˈjuːlæn/
noun
1.
a Chinese magnolia, Magnolia denudata, that is often cultivated for its showy white flowers
Word Origin
C19: from Chinese, from yu a gem + lan plant
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