Definitions for california laurel

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Cal′ifor′nia lau′rel(n.)

  1. a tree, Umbellularia californica, of the laurel family, native to the W coast of the U.S., having aromatic leaves, umbels of yellowish green flowers, and hard wood.

    Category: Plants

Origin of California laurel:

1870–75, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. California laurel, California bay tree, Oregon myrtle, pepperwood, spice tree, sassafras laurel, California olive, mountain laurel, Umbellularia californica(noun)

    Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood


  1. California laurel(Noun)

    A tree native to the coastal forests of western North America.


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