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Laurus nobilis

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lorrer, Anglo-Norman lorer, from Old French lorier, from lor, from Latin laurus (laurel).

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NounEdit

laurel (plural laurels)

  1. An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus, having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils.
  2. A crown of laurel.
  3. (figuratively, chiefly in the plural) Honor, distinction, fame.
    to win laurels; to crown with laurels.
  4. (historical) An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.

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Usage notesEdit

  • The name is extended to other plants which in some respect resemble the true laurel.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Via Old Provençal laurier, ultimately from Latin laurus (laurel).

NounEdit

laurel m (plural laureles)

  1. (botany) laurel

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