great laurel
noun Date: circa 1736 a large-leaved evergreen rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) of eastern North America with rosy bell-shaped flowers more or less speckled with green — called also rosebay rhododendron

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  • Great laurel — 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

  • great laurel — ☆ great laurel n. a large, E American shrub (Rhododendron maximum) of the heath family, with thick, oblong, dark green leaves and delicate, white or pinkish flowers that grow in cone shaped clusters …   English World dictionary

  • great laurel — noun : big laurel * * * a tall shrub, Rhododendron maximum, of eastern North America, having rose pink flowers. Also called great rhododendron, rosebay. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * great laurel, = great rhododendron. (Cf. ↑great rhododendron) …   Useful english dictionary

  • great laurel — didysis rododendras statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rhododendron maximum angl. great laurel; white laurel vok. große Alpenrose rus. рододендрон крупнейший …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • great laurel — great′ lau′rel n. pln a tall rhododendron, Rhododendron maximum, of E North America, with rose pink flowers …   From formal English to slang

  • great laurel — a tall shrub, Rhododendron maximum, of eastern North America, having rose pink flowers. Also called great rhododendron, rosebay. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • great laurel — noun A species of rhododendron native to eastern North America. Syn: American rhododendron, big rhododendron, great rhododendron, rose bay …   Wiktionary

  • Laurel — may refer to:BotanyLauraceae, the botanical laurel family, including: *Azores laurel (Laurus azorica) *Bay Laurel ( Laurus nobilis ), the original true laurel that is the source of bay leaves used as a food flavouring. *California Laurel (… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 clusters… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 clusters… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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