- Also called English laurel. a rosaceous evergreen shrub or small tree, Prunus laurocerasus, of Eurasia, having clusters of white flowers and dark purple fruit.
- laurel cherry.
Origin of cherry laurel
First recorded in 1655–65
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Equal parts of glycerin, soft soap, and cherry-laurel water, mixed together.
Fresh leaves of the common or cherry-laurel (Cerasus Lauro-cerasus).
- a Eurasian rosaceous evergreen shrub, Prunus laurocerasus, having glossy aromatic leaves, white flowers, and purplish-black fruits
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