Definition of American laurel

1. Noun. A North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowers.

Exact synonyms: Calico Bush, Kalmia Latifolia, Mountain Laurel, Wood Laurel
Generic synonyms: Kalmia

Definition of American laurel

1. Noun. A flowering shrub, native to the eastern United States. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Laurel

American harvest mouse
American hazel
American hellebore
American holly
American hop
American hornbeam
American hornbeams
American ivy
American jay
American jays
American kestrel
American kestrels
American lady crab
American language
American larch
American laurel (current term)
American laurels
American leishmaniasis
American licorice
American lime
American liquorice
American lobster
American lotus
American magpie
American maidenhair fern
American marten
American mastodon
American mastodont
American merganser
American mink

Literary usage of American laurel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theatre, the Drama, the Girls by George Jean Nathan (1921)
"§43 The American laurel.—Of all the countless English, Spanish, French and Belgian men of letters who lately invaded this friendly Power, ..."

2. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"The American laurel.—Density of its Growth.—Its Resemblance to the Box. ... THE American laurel. Tins shrub grows in such thick and unwieldy masses that it ..."

3. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan (1917)
"... crawl to meet their death, the blossom's true benefactors would find little refreshment left. Mountain or American laurel; Calico Bush; Spoon- wood; ..."

4. The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1908)
"The only international sentiment that was shown in any way was in the Tavern Club wreath which, as I write you, was made of English ivy and American laurel. ..."

5. The New Jersey Scrap Book of Women Writers by New Jersey Board of Women Managers of the Exhibits of the State of New Jersey, World's Columbian Exposition (1893)
"Since the lay of the first minstrel was heard in the land, history and poetry have crowned the brows of her heroes with laurel, but not our American laurel. ..."

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