from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A species of laurel. (Laurus nobilis).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The laurel-tree, Laurus nobilis, a native of Italy and Greece, growing to the height of 30 feet.
  • n. In the eastern United States, a name of the Magnolia glauca, and in California of the Umbellularia Californica.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors


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