Laurocerasus

noun
Lau·ro·cer·a·sus | \ˌlȯrōˈserəsəs, ˌlär-\

Definition of Laurocerasus 

in some classifications

: a genus of trees and shrubs that occur in warm or tropical regions, that include the European cherry laurel and related plants with alternate usually evergreen leaves and pentamerous white flowers in racemes, and that are now commonly included in the genus Prunus

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History and Etymology for Laurocerasus

New Latin, from laur- + Latin cerasus cherry tree

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