mountain laurel


mountain laurel

noun

: 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

1739

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.

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