from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The mountainlaurel or calico-bush, Kalmia latifolia, of the eastern United States.
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- noun (Bot.) The mountain laurel (
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- noun Kalmia latifolia, the
- noun Trichila havanensis, a
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spoon + wood
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In Pennsylvania and New York laurel was called spoonwood, because the Indians made pretty white spoons from that wood to sell to the colonists.
Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle 1881
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