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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Phyllodoceae — the mountain laurel and related trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of North American shrubs with poisonous evergreen foliage and corymbs of showy flowers. Called also mountain laurel, ivy bush, lamb kill, calico bush, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of American ericaceous shrubs belonging to the tribe Rhodoreæ distinguished by the open bell-shaped corolla and ten hypogynous stamens with elongated filaments.
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- n. any plant of the genus Kalmia
New Latin From Kalm + -ia, after the Finnish botanist Pehr Kalm. (Wiktionary)