Definition of laurel oak
1 : either of two American oaks with glossy leaves resembling those of the European laurel: a : a large oak (Quercus laurifolia) of the southeastern U.S. with a rather smooth dark brown bark, nearly evergreen leaves, and a small acorn with a shallow cup —called also pin oak b : shingle oak 1
2 : a moderate reddish brown that is yellower than roan and yellower and slightly lighter and stronger than mahogany —called also acajou
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