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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Laurocerasus

New Latin, from laur- + Latin cerasus cherry tree

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Laurocerasus

Statistics for Laurocerasus

Cite this Entry

“Laurocerasus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laurocerasus. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!