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Definitions of laurel

  1. United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus (L. nobilis), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils; - called also sweet bay. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; - especially in the plural; as, to win laurels. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An evergreen shrub of southern Europe, called sweet bay, bay tree, etc.; used as a symbol of fame and honor; any of several shrubs resembling the bay, especially the flowering mountain laurel of the northern United States; a crown or wreath of bay given as a prize or an honor; hence, honor; distinction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Laureled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Laurus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Used locally for skin diseases. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. The bay-tree, used by the ancients for making honorary wreaths. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. An evergreen tree or shrub. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. An evergreen shrub with fragrant leaves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Consisting of laurel. Laurel-water, the leaves of the laurel distilled with water, and used medicinally. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The bay-tree, a tree dedicated to Apollo, and used in making wreaths for victors, &c.; a wreath of laurel; a distinctive honour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A small evergreen tree; the sweet-bay, used in anc. times in making wreaths or garlands for victors. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus L. nobilis, having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils; -- called also sweet bay. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; -- especially in the plural; as, to win laurels. mso.anu.edu.au
  18. An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus (Laurus nobilis), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils; called also sweet bay. dictgcide_fs
  19. A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; especially in the plural; as, to win laurels. dictgcide_fs
  20. law'rel, n. the bay-tree, used by the ancients for making honorary wreaths: a crown of laurel, honours gained (freq. in pl.): any species of the genus Laurus.--adjs. LAU'REL; LAU'RELLED, crowned with laurel.--n. LAU'REL-WA'TER, a sedative and narcotic water distilled from the leaves of the cherry-laurel.--adjs. LAURIF'EROUS, producing laurel; LAU'RIGER, laurel-wearing.--n LAURUST[=I]'NUS, an evergreen shrub. [Fr. laurier--L. laurus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Kalmia latifolia, Magnolia macrophylla- l. Broad-leaved, Kalmia latifolia- l. Cherry, Prunus lauro-cerasus -l. Common, Prunus lauro-cerasus- l. Dwarf, Kalmia angustifolia- l. Great, Rhododendron maximum- l. Ground Epigaea repens- l. Mountain, Kalmia latifolia, Rhododendron- l. Narrow-leaved, Kalmia angustifolia- l. Pale, Kalmia glauca- l. Poison, Prunus lauro-cerasus- l. Rose, Kalmia latifolia- l. Sheep, Kalmia angustifolia- l. Swamp, Kalmia glanca- l. Sweet, Illicium Floridanum- l. Water, see Prunus lauro-cerasus- l. White, Magnolia glauca. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. A name given to many trees, particularly to the Laurus nobillis, or bay, a European tree of the Lauraceae. Its berries (Fructus lauri, G. P.) furnish a fixed oil (Oleum lauri, G.P.) and a volatile oil which is also found in the leaves. The seeds yield a fat containing Laurin, or the glyceride of Lauric (or Laurostearic) acid, C12H24O2, which also occurs in many other oils and fats. L. berries and oil are used as a stimulant, stomachic, and astringent. Camphor l., the Cinnamomum Camphora. White l., the Magnolia glauca. na
  23. Kinds of glossy leaved shrub; foliage of bay-tree as emblem of victory or distinction in poetry (collect, sing. or pl.; reap, win, ll.; rest on one\'s ll., cease to strive for further glory; look to one\'s ll., beware of losing pre-eminence); l.-bottle, filled with l.-leaves for killing insects; (vb) wreathe with l. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. See Laurus. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. n. [Latin] An evergreen shrub, having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish-white flowers in their axils. Cabinet Dictionary

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