See also: Laurel
laurel (plural laurels)
- An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus, having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils.
- A crown of laurel.
- (figuratively, chiefly in the plural) Honor, distinction, fame.
- to win laurels; to crown with laurels.
- (historical) An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.
evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus
crown of laurel
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- The name is extended to other plants which in some respect resemble the true laurel.