the plant family Lauraceae, characterized by evergreen or deciduous trees having simple, leathery leaves, aromatic bark and foliage, clusters of small green or yellow flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or drupe, and including the avocado, bay, laurels of the genera Laurus and Umbellularia, sassafras, spicebush (Lindera benzoin), and the trees that yield camphor and cinnamon.
[lawr-uh l, lor-] /ˈlɔr əl, ˈlɒr-/ noun 1. Also called bay, sweet bay. a small European evergreen tree, Laurus nobilis, of the , having dark, glossy green leaves. Compare . 2. any tree of the genus Laurus. 3. any of various similar trees or shrubs, as the or the great rhododendron. 4. the foliage of […]
noun 1. an oak, Quercus laurifolia, of the southeastern U.S., found in moist areas and having shiny dark green leaves. 2. .
[lawr-uh n, lor-] /ˈlɔr ən, ˈlɒr-/ noun 1. a female given name. /ˈlɔːrən/ noun 1. Ralph. born 1939, US fashion designer
- Laurence-moon-bardet-biedl syndrome
Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome Lau·rence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome (lôr’əns-mōōn’-) n. A combination of the Laurence-Moon syndrome and the Bardet-Biedl syndrome.