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MAGNO'LIA, n. The laurel-leafed tulip tree, of several species.




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MAGNO'LIA, n. The laurel-leafed tulip tree, of several species.


MAG-NO'LI-A, n.

The name of a genus of plants comprehending the Beaver-tree, the Cucumber-tree, and the Umbrella-tree of the United States, with the Yulan, the Kobus, the Coco, and the Figo, of eastern Asia.


Mag*no"li*a
  1. A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers.

    * Magnolia grandiflora has coriaceous shining leaves and very fragrant blossoms. It is common from North Carolina to Florida and Texas, and is one of the most magnificent trees of the American forest. The sweet bay (M. glauca)is a small tree found sparingly as far north as Cape Ann. Other American species are M. Umbrella, M. macrophylla, M. Fraseri, M. acuminata, and M. cordata. M. conspicua and M. purpurea are cultivated shrubs or trees from Eastern Asia. M. Campbellii, of India, has rose-colored or crimson flowers.

    Magnolia warbler (Zoöl.), a beautiful North American wood warbler (Dendroica maculosa). The rump and under parts are bright yellow; the breast and belly are spotted with black; the under tail coverts are white; the crown is ash.

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MAGNO'LIA, noun The laurel-leafed tulip tree, of several species.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SIL'VERED, pp. Covered with a thin coat of silver; rendered smooth and lustrous; made white or a hoary.

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