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Noun: mountain laurel
  1. A North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-coloured flowers
    - wood laurel, American laurel, calico bush, Kalmia latifolia
  2. Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood
    - California laurel, California bay tree, Oregon myrtle, pepperwood, spice tree, sassafras laurel, California olive, Umbellularia californica

Derived forms: mountain laurels

Type of: kalmia, laurel

Part of: genus Umbellularia, Umbellularia

Encyclopedia: Mountain laurel