Laurus nobilis
Royal Roy"al, a. [OE. roial, riall, real, OF. roial. reial, F. royal, fr. L. regalis, fr. rex, regis, king. See {Rich}, and cf. {regal}, {real} a coin, {Rial}.] 1. Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state. [1913 Webster]

2. Noble; generous; magnificent; princely. [1913 Webster]

How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society. [1913 Webster]

{Battle royal}. See under {Battle}.

{Royal bay} (Bot.), the classic laurel ({Laurus nobilis}.)

{Royal eagle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Golden eagle}, under {Golden}.

{Royal fern} (Bot.), the handsome fern {Osmunda regalis}. See {Osmund}.

{Royal mast} (Naut.), the mast next above the topgallant mast and usually the highest on a square-rigged vessel. The royal yard and royal sail are attached to the royal mast.

{Royal metal}, an old name for gold.

{Royal palm} (Bot.), a magnificent West Indian palm tree ({Oreodoxa regia}), lately discovered also in Florida.

{Royal pheasant}. See {Curassow}.

{Royal purple}, an intense violet color, verging toward blue.

{Royal tern} (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested American tern ({Sterna maxima}).

{Royal tiger}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Tiger}.

{Royal touch}, the touching of a diseased person by the hand of a king, with the view of restoring to health; -- formerly extensively practiced, particularly for the scrofula, or king's evil. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Kingly; regal; monarchical; imperial; kinglike; princely; august; majestic; superb; splendid; illustrious; noble; magnanimous. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Laurus nobilis — Laurus Lau rus, n. [L., laurel.] (Bot.) A genus of trees including, according to modern authors, only the true laurel ({Laurus nobilis}), and the larger {Laurus Canariensis} of Madeira and the Canary Islands. Formerly the sassafras, the camphor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laurus nobilis — Laurier sauce Pour les articles homonymes, voir Laurier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Laurus nobilis — Para otros usos de este término, véase Laurel (desambiguación).   Laurel …   Wikipedia Español

  • Laurus nobilis — Dieser Artikel behandelt die bekannte Gewürzpflanze, zu weiteren Bedeutungen des Begriffs Lorbeer siehe Lorbeer (Begriffsklärung). Echter Lorbeer Pflanzenteile des Echten Lorbeers (Laurus nobilis) Systematik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Laurus nobilis — Bay Bay, n. [F. baie a berry, the fruit of the laurel and other trees, fr. L. baca, bacca, a small round fruit, a berry, akin to Lith. bapka laurel berry.] 1. A berry, particularly of the laurel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The laurel tree ({Laurus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laurus nobilis — Bay Bay, n. [F. baie a berry, the fruit of the laurel and other trees, fr. L. baca, bacca, a small round fruit, a berry, akin to Lith. bapka laurel berry.] 1. A berry, particularly of the laurel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The laurel tree ({Laurus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laurus nobilis — kilnusis lauramedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lauramedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Laurus nobilis), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Laurus nobilis — Laurel Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laurus nobilis — Lauric Lau ric, a. 1. Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel ({Laurus nobilis}). [1913 Webster] 2. pertaining to or combined with {lauric acid}, the 12 carbon member of the fatty acid series; combined with the acyl group of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laurus nobilis — Laurin Lau rin, n. [Cf. F. laurine.] (Chem.) A white crystalline substance extracted from the fruit of the bay ({Laurus nobilis}), and consisting of a complex mixture of glycerin ethers of several organic acids. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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