mountain laurel

mountain laurel


: a North American evergreen tree or bush that has shiny leaves and pink or white flowers

Full Definition of MOUNTAIN LAUREL

:  a North American evergreen shrub or small tree (Kalmia latifolia) of the heath family with glossy leaves and umbels of rose-colored or white flowers

First Known Use of MOUNTAIN LAUREL


mountain laurel

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Flowering evergreen shrub (Kalmia latifolia) of the heath family, occurring in most mountainous regions of eastern North America. It grows to about 3–18 ft (1–6 m) in height and has oval leaves. The rosy, pink, or white flowers appear in large clusters above the foliage. The shrub is popular in landscape plantings.


Next Word in the Dictionary: mountain lion
Previous Word in the Dictionary: mountain gorilla
All Words Near: mountain laurel

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mountain laurel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).