mountain laurel

noun

Definition of mountain laurel

  1. :  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

1739

First Known Use of mountain laurel

1739


MOUNTAIN LAUREL Defined for English Language Learners

mountain laurel

noun

Definition of mountain laurel for English Language Learners

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


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