American laurel


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n American laurel a North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowers
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In literature:

While the Americans were winning laurels on the Mediterranean, the infant republic was growing in political and moral strength.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
By 1896 also word began to come of a Negro American painter, Henry O. Tanner, who was winning laurels in Paris.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
American colleges sought the honour of their laurel on his brow, and from one of the best he accepted his Doctor's hood.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray

In news:

For those who don't remember, Laurel and Hardy were the most popular comedy team in the Golden Age of American movies.
Egon Mayer, a Hungarian immigrant who became one of the leading sociologists of American Jewry, studying the intricate variety of religious observance and interfaith marriage, died yesterday at his home in Laurel Hollow, N.Y.
From old westerns to Laurel and Hardy's We Faw Down and all the way to Rounders, poker has occupied a special place in American cinema.
With more than five decades as a professional musician to his name, Del McCoury is an elder statesman of American music, but at an age when many artists tend to slow down, McCoury refuses to rest on his considerable laurels.
Bob Beatty, a senior CAD designer and CAD manager at American Water Engineering in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is a man who sees the world in 3D and 2D.