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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Kalmia latifolia, the mountain laurel.
  • n. Trichila havanensis, a Caribbean softwood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mountainlaurel or calico-bush, Kalmia latifolia, of the eastern United States.


spoon +‎ wood (Wiktionary)


  • In Pennsylvania and New York laurel was called spoonwood, because the Indians made pretty white spoons from that wood to sell to the colonists.

    Home Life in Colonial Days


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