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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (antiquity) a wreath of a certain type of foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory; Any of various aromatic trees of a particular family.

Usage examples (35)
  • The laurel tree was his personal emblem, as the word laurel and the Latin version of his name, Laurentius, had the same root.
  • The ground-laurel is in flower-bud, and the buds are quite full.
  • (In the picture you can also see my little Kalmia mountain laurel ‘Minuet.’)
  • I could tell that they were seeing the rod flick and spooking even when I was up against mountain laurel on the bank. for more
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