Definition of 'laurel'

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Example sentences containing 'laurel'

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Perhaps he should have worn a laurel wreath. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My cherry laurel is getting too tall. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The laurels usually go to the spatial designers who often design the planting detail as well. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Guilt slides off her like rain off laurel leaves. various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)One is the bay laurel, often called sweet bay or simply the bay tree. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If she did stand still, would the laurel wreath be hers? Pamela Norris Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)An introduced garden shrub of rather similar appearance is cherry laurel, whose leaves smell of almonds. Times, Sunday Times (2006)People say things that garner applause and laurel wreaths, and other things that evoke disgust and condemnation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)WHY are the leaves on my laurel hedge turning yellow? The Sun (2013)WHAT makes holes in the leaves of a laurel hedge? The Sun (2015)WHAT is causing holes in the leaves of my laurel hedge? The Sun (2012) Cherry laurel is very quick to grow, but it took a couple of years before it was thick enough. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The other shrub is the cherry laurel, which is actually a cherry and should perhaps be called the laurel cherry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Bay laurel or sweet bay. Bloom, Adrian Winter Garden Glory (1993)What the notes don't tell you is that the flexible sprays of bay leaves can still be shaped into a passable laurel crown. Christianity Today (2000)When should I prune a cherry laurel hedge? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The laurels clearly go to Speke when it comes to discovering the source of the Nile. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It's very special because it's got papal wreaths embossed all over it in little green laurel leaves. The Sun (2011)Don't rest on your laurels once you leave the office: pitching is also important in your personal life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Like many poets she found that while she received considerable critical acclaim - prizes and so forth - there was little else on offer besides laurel wreaths. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Q WHY are the new leaves on my laurel curly and white? The Sun (2008)

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Used Occasionally. laurel is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'laurel'

British English: laurel NOUN
A laurel or a laurel tree is a small evergreen tree with shiny leaves. The leaves are sometimes used to make decorations such as wreaths.
  • American English: laurel
  • Brazilian Portuguese: louro
  • Chinese: 月桂树
  • European Spanish: laurel
  • French: laurier
  • German: Lorbeerbaum
  • Italian: alloro
  • Japanese: ゲッケイジュ
  • Korean: 월계수
  • European Portuguese: louro
  • Latin American Spanish: laurel


Definition of laurel from the Collins English Dictionary
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