umbrella tree

Definitions of umbrella tree
  1. noun
    small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches
    synonyms: Magnolia tripetala, elk-wood, elkwood, umbrella magnolia
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    type of:
    magnolia
    any shrub or tree of the genus Magnolia; valued for their longevity and exquisite fragrant blooms
  2. noun
    erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves
    synonyms: Brassaia actinophylla, Schefflera actinophylla
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    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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