Laurocerasus

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

Definition of Laurocerasus

in some classifications

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of laurocerasus

New Latin, from laur- + Latin cerasus cherry tree — more at cherry


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