an American magnolia (Magnolia tripetala
) with clusters of long leaves at the ends of the branches, foul-smelling
white flowers, and reddish fruit
any of a number of other trees or shrubs whose leaves are umbrella-shaped or grow
with an umbrellalike effect
, as the chinaberry
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