mountain laurel

noun

Definition of mountain laurel

: a North American evergreen shrub or small tree (Kalmia latifolia) of the heath family with glossy leaves and umbels of rose-colored or white flowers

Examples of mountain laurel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deer tend not to eat Texas mountain laurel, vinca, viburnum, thyrallis, lantana, salvia, milkweed, yucca, four-o-clock and mint marigold, to name a few. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Nov. 2021 Texas mountain laurel is native to hot, sunny hillsides in arid parts of the state. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Nov. 2021 In the tradition of the landscape gardens of the eighteenth century without the formality, this garden offers a woodland walk with ferns, moss, loads of mountain laurel and a half acre pond. courant.com, 14 May 2021 Three-fifths of the surrounding county was state or federal forest, thick with mountain laurel and, in warmer months, teeming with mushrooms, ramps, ginseng, goldenseal, and sassafras. Stephen Kurczy, Wired, 3 Aug. 2021 The hike will be about two miles, featuring abundant mountain laurel in bloom. courant.com, 4 June 2021 His garden includes a woodland walk, mountain laurel and a half acre pond. courant.com, 14 May 2021 In the tradition of the landscape gardens of the eighteenth century without the formality, this garden offers a woodland walk with ferns, moss, loads of mountain laurel and a half acre pond. courant.com, 14 May 2021 At the end, take the other fork of Benson Mountain Trail through mountain laurel. BostonGlobe.com, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of mountain laurel

1739, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mountain laurel was in 1739

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18 Dec 2021

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“Mountain laurel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20laurel. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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mountain laurel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mountain laurel

: a North American evergreen tree or bush that has shiny leaves and pink or white flowers

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