Definition of umbrella tree in English:

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umbrella tree

Pronunciation: /ˌəmˈbrelə trē/


Either of two small trees or shrubs with leaves or leaflets arranged in umbrellalike whorls.
  • (also umbrella magnolia) A North American magnolia (Magnolia tripetala, family Magnoliaceae). An Australian plant that is widely grown elsewhere as a houseplant (Schefflera actinophylla, family Araliaceae)..
Example sentences
  • Tulip tree, American beech, sugar maple, umbrella tree, and cucumber tree dominate here.
  • The poster-calendar features 24 of the most harmful environmental weeds, including wandering jew, camphor laurel, orange jessamine, umbrella tree, asparagus fern and morning glory.
  • Moist woodland on the lower mountain slopes and extending down to streams that meander in the valleys contains tulip poplar, sweet gum, and umbrella tree (a magnolia).

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Syllabification: um·brel·la tree

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