Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /mægˈnəʊljə; mægˈnəʊliə/

Translation of magnolia in Spanish:


  • 1.1 [Botany/Botánica] (flower) magnolia (feminine); (tree) magnolio (masculine), magnolia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The crocuses and daffodils have come and gone, the magnolias and cherry trees are in bloom.
    • There's a natural coherence and spacing about the twisted elder trees, the large magnolias currently flowering in a pale pink, and the squirrels darting, students and ducks ambling among them.
    • Lightly prune young magnolias after they flower to encourage a pyramidal shape.
    1.2 (color) (British English/inglés británico) color (masculine) magnolia ([ color crema con un ligero matiz rosado ]); (before noun/delante del nombre) color magnolia (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable)
    Example sentences
    • The fat on a free-range organic chicken should be magnolia in colour and the body should be plump.
    • You have invested in four terraced houses in Stratford East, east London, and refurbished them simply, with magnolia paint and beige carpets everywhere, and treated them all to new kitchens and bathrooms.
    • Even though it is much finished I would like to change the colour scheme from the nice and neutral magnolia heaven it is now to something a bit more vibrant.

Definition of magnolia in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day empanada
pasty …
Cultural fact of the day

A patera is a boat with a shallow draft, used by illegal immigrants, known as balseros, to cross the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco to southern Spain.