Definition of umbrella tree in English:

umbrella tree

Syllabification: um·brel·la tree

noun

  • 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).
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    • 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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