from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The mountainlaurel or calico-bush, Kalmia latifolia, of the eastern United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) The mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Kalmia latifolia, the mountain laurel.
  • noun Trichila havanensis, a Caribbean softwood.


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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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