Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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spoon +‎ wood

Examples

  • 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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