Definition of Prunus laurocerasus
1. Noun. Frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage and yielding oil similar to bitter almond oil.
Group relationships: Genus Prunus, Prunus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prunus Laurocerasus
Literary usage of Prunus laurocerasus
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1. Legal Medicine and Toxicology by Robert Leonard Emerson (1909)
"treatment, more or less prussic acid: bitter almonds (Amygdalus com- munis); the Amygdalus persica; the cherry laurel (prunus laurocerasus); the kernels of ..."
2. The Organic Constituents of Plants and Vegetable Substances and Their by Georg Christoph Wittstein (1878)
"... flowers and bark of the latter; (6) in the amorphous form from the leaves of Prunus Persica and prunus laurocerasus and from the seeds of Prunus Cerasus ..."
3. A Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris (1855)
"prunus laurocerasus. Poison laurel. LAUREL, SPURGE. Daphne laureola. ... See Prunus Laurocerasus. LAU'UUS. The laurus nobilis. Also, a genus of plants of ..."
4. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"... a water distilled from the fresh leaves of prunus laurocerasus, the common ... perhaps the unofficial prunus laurocerasus, and the leaves and kernel of ..."
5. Holly, Yew & Box: With Notes on Other Evergreens by William Dallimore, Thomas Moore (1908)
"Of this number the three first mentioned are of the greatest service The Common Laurel = " prunus laurocerasus." —Although of late years it has become the ..."