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1. laurel

noun. ['ˈlɔrəl'] (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory.

Synonyms

  • wreath
  • laurel wreath
  • lei
  • chaplet
  • coronal
  • bay wreath

Etymology

  • lorrer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Laurel

  • balmoral
  • reloral
  • sterle
  • sperle
  • quarrel
  • immoral
  • floral
  • amoral
  • woehrle
  • werle
  • turrill
  • turrell
  • thorell
  • tearle
  • surrell
  • sorrell
  • sorrel
  • sorell
  • sorel
  • shirrell
  • serle
  • norrell
  • norell
  • murrill
  • murrell
  • morell
  • moral
  • loral
  • koral
  • hurrell

Example sentences of the word laurel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Plant sheep laurel in partial shade or full sun and a cool, moist, organic soil.

Quotes containing the word laurel


1. He gave her a quick, casual kiss on the cheek first. Then came the hug, and it was the hug that always made Laurel’s heart mush. Serious grip, cheek to the hair, eyes closed, just a little sway. Del’s hugs mattered, she thought, and made him impossible to resist.
- Nora Roberts, Savor the Moment

2. And since I’m marrying into the Quartet, I have certain privileges and duties. If you’re sleeping with Laurel—”“I’m not sleeping with Laurel. We’re dating.”“Right, and the two of you are just going to hold hands, admire the moon, and sing camp songs.”“For a while. Minus the singing.
- Nora Roberts, Savor the Moment

2. laurel-tree

noun. small tree of southern United States having dark red heartwood.

Synonyms

  • genus Persea
  • laurel
  • red bay
  • Persea

3. laurel

noun. ['ˈlɔrəl'] any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family.

Synonyms

  • bay laurel
  • angiospermous tree
  • camphor tree
  • Oregon myrtle
  • laurel-tree
  • true laurel
  • Umbellularia californica
  • laurel family
  • sassafras laurel
  • Cinnamomum cassia
  • cinnamon
  • California laurel
  • pepperwood
  • flowering tree
  • Laurus nobilis
  • Cinnamomum loureirii
  • cassia
  • Lauraceae
  • Sassafras albidum
  • Ceylon cinnamon tree
  • California bay tree
  • mountain laurel
  • bay
  • Saigon cinnamon
  • red bay
  • spice tree
  • sassafras
  • Persea borbonia
  • California olive
  • Ceylon cinnamon
  • bay tree
  • cassia-bark tree
  • family Lauraceae
  • Cinnamomum camphora
  • Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Etymology

  • lorrer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. Laurel

noun. United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965).

Synonyms

  • Laurel and Hardy
  • Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel
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