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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shrub or small tree (Magnolia virginiana) of the southeast United States and eastern coastal areas north to Massachusetts, having large fragrant white flowers and red fruit.
  • n. See laurel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Swamp sassafras.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The noble or victor's laurel, Laurus nobilis, which is also the common bay-tree, in southern Europe becoming a tree of 40 or 50 feet, in cooler regions grown as a shrub.
  • n. The swamp-laurel Magnolia glauca. See Magnolia.

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

  • n. shrub or small tree having rather small fragrant white flowers; abundant in southeastern United States

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