Laurocerasus

noun

Lau·​ro·​cer·​a·​sus
ˌlȯrōˈserəsəs,
ˌlär-
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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from laur- + Latin cerasus cherry tree

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“Laurocerasus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laurocerasus. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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