a North American laurel, Kalmia latifolia, having terminal clusters of rose to white flowers: the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
- Also called calico bush.
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How to use mountain laurel in a sentence
On its high bank the ghost-like glory of a mountain laurel overhung the dark water.Wild Folk | Samuel Scoville
The balmy scent of pines and the mountain laurel hung heavily in the air.The Motor Rangers Through the Sierras | Marvin West
You know that place the other side of the Mall—that ragged hill covered with rocks and trees and mountain laurel?The Foolish Virgin | Thomas Dixon
A bunch of mountain laurel glorified an old soup can and made a beautiful centre piece.The Carter Girls | Nell Speed
The mountain-laurel welcomes the twilight moth with an impulsive multiple embrace.My Studio Neighbors | William Hamilton Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for mountain laurel
any of various ericaceous shrubs or trees of the genus Kalmia, esp K. latifolia of E North America, which has leathery poisonous leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers: Also called: calico bush
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