1. [ noun ] (botany) frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage and yielding oil similar to bitter almond oil
Synonyms: Prunus_laurocerasus cherry_laurel
Related terms: shrub Prunus
2. [ noun ] (botany) small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States
Synonyms: mock_orange wild_orange Prunus_caroliniana cherry_laurel
Related terms: angiospermous_tree Prunus
Similar spelling:   laurel_sumac