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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 tree, the cinnamon tree, and several other aromatic trees and shrubs, were also referred to the genus Laurus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of apetalous trees, type of the natural order Laurineæ, falling within the tribe Litseaceæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small evergreen trees or shrubs with aromatic leaves

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