- a low North American shrub, Kalmia angustifolia, of the heath family, having oblong leaves poisonous to grazing animals.
Origin of sheep laurel
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Also called dwarf laurel, lambkill.
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In this region the rhododendron is called laurel and the laurel (the sheep-laurel of New England) is called ivy.On Horseback
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