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Magnolious

Magnolious

BEING INSPIRED BY THE SPRING

adj. — magnificent, splendid

fm. English, a humorous extension of magnolia, with semantic association to magnificent.

Magnolia itself comes from French botanist Pierre Magnol, which you’d think would have precious little to do with magnificence or splendiferousness, until you clap your eyes on that dope-azz wig. Well played, Pierre.

first published. 1865

inspiration. The Oxford English Dictionary

 

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