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magnolia

(Encyclopedia) magnolia, common name for plants of the genus Magnolia, and for the Magnoliaceae, a family of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, often with showy flowers. They are principally of n...

Magnolia

(Encyclopedia) Magnolia măgnō´lyə [key], city (1990 pop. 11,151), seat of Columbia co., SW Ark.; inc. 1855. Its oil industry has been important since 1938. Metal products, apparel, chemicals, and lumber ...

Wisconsin v. Yoder

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin v. Yoder, case decided in 1972 by the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that Amish children could be exempted from compulsory school-attendance beyond the 8th grade; the Amish (see under...

Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin, river, c.430 mi (690 km) long, rising in the lake district, NE Wis., and flowing generally SW across central Wis. to the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. At Portage it is con...

Wisconsin Overview

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin wĭskŏn´sən, –sĭn [key], upper midwestern state of the United States. It is bounded by Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from which it is divided in part by th...

Wisconsin Rapids

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin Rapids, city (1990 pop. 18,245), seat of Wood co., central Wis., on the Wisconsin River; inc. 1869. Paper, heating equipment, and steel castings are produced. Dairy farms, agriculture...

Dells of the Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Dells of the Wisconsin,   The Dells, or The Wisconsin Dells, scenic part of the Wisconsin River, central Wis., NW of Portage. The river has cut a deep gorge through 8 mi (12.9 km) ...

Magnolia (Film)

Director/Writer:Paul Thomas AndersonNew Line Cinema; R; 180 minutesRelease:12/99Cast:Tom Cruise, Jeremy Blackman, Melinda Dillon, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willia…

Brewer's: Magnolia

A flower so called from Pierre Magnol, professor of medicine at Montpelier. (1638-1715.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Magnum OpusMagnifique…

America's Most Livable Communities

Once a decade, Partners for Livable Communities, a national non-profit organization working to restore and renew America's communities, selects the most livable places in the country.…