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Lauraceous vs. Laurel

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Lauraceousadjective

(botany) Belonging to, or resembling, a natural order (Lauraceae) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc.

Laurelnoun

, an evergreen shrub having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils.

Lauraceousadjective

Belonging to, or resembling, a natural order (Lauraceæ) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc.

Laurelnoun

A crown of laurel.

Laurelnoun

Honor, distinction, fame.

‘to win laurels; to crown with laurels’;

Laurelnoun

(historical) An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.

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Laurelverb

(transitive) To decorate with laurel, especially with a laurel wreath.

Laurelverb

(transitive) To enwreathe.

Laurelverb

To award top honours to.

Laurelnoun

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.

Laurelnoun

A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; - especially in the plural; as, to win laurels.

Laurelnoun

An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.

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Laurelnoun

any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family

Laurelnoun

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)

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