great laurel


: a large-leaved evergreen rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) of eastern North America with rosy bell-shaped flowers more or less speckled with green

called also rosebay rhododendron

Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of great laurel was in 1784

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“Great laurel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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