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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree (Prunus laurocerasus) in the rose family, having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage that yields an oil similar to bitter almond oil.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The English name of Cerasus Lauro-Cerasus, natural order Rosaceœ, a native of Asia Minor.

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  • noun An evergreen shrub, native to regions bordering the Black Sea in southwestern Asia.

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

  • noun frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage and yielding oil similar to bitter almond oil
  • noun small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States

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