Definition of Dog laurel
1. Noun. Fast-growing evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having arching interlaced branches and racemes of white flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Leucothoe
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Dog laurel
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"... capsule depressed, strongly 5-lobed, about 2" in diameter. April. Dog-hobble. Dog-laurel. Along streams. Virginia to Tennessee and Georgia. ..."
2. Principal poisonous plants of the United States by Victor King Chesnut (1898)
"... dog laurel. (Fig. 28.) Description and habitat.—An evergreen shrub, 2 to 4 feet high, with thick, tapering, sharply saw-edged leaves and numerous ..."
3. Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of North Carolina by North Carolina Board of Agriculture, North Carolina, Board of Agriculture (1901)
"The dog laurel is an evergreen shrub, 2 to 4 feet high, growing In the mountains of North Carolina. The leaves are alternate on stem, sharply tipped, ..."