mountain laurel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mountain laurel Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood
    • n mountain laurel a North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mountain laurel (Bot) an American shrub (Kalmia latifolia) with glossy evergreen leaves and showy clusters of rose-colored or white flowers. The foliage is poisonous. Called also American laurel ivy bush, and calico bush. See Kalmia.
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Usage

In literature:

The mountain laurels are blooming, and the wild strawberries are setting their fruit.
"The Friendly Road" by (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
Garnett regarded the two positions at Rich Mountain and Laurel Mountain as the gates to all the region beyond and to the West.
"Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1" by Jacob Dolson Cox
The next ridge of mountains is called the "laurel hills," which are covered with an immense growth of different species of laurel.
"A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America" by S. A. Ferrall
Thus occurred the disaster of Rich Mountain and Laurel Hill.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
They are a portion of the force which fought Rosecrans at Rich mountain, and Morris at Laurel Hill.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
Seven days he ate no food, and quenched his thirst with only the dew which lay upon the mountain-laurel.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
He took her up th' mountain, an' we heard 'em both even high up among th' laurels.
""Seth"" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
In the fall and winter the deer herded in the laurel thickets near the top of the mountain.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
There are swamps of rhododendrons, and mountain laurel.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
I wish I could fill the room with mountain laurel.
"The Dual Alliance" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
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In poetry:

Like mountains - on this brow
Laurels of praise.
"I can't sing!"
- "You will!" - "Sound
"Conversation With A Genius" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva

In news:

Related to Texas mountain laurel, this is another specimen tree as an accent in sun to part sun.
Frothy mountain laurel brightens June.
Mountain laurel is an evergreen shrub or small tree that produces lovely pink and white flowers in June.
A Laurel to the Rocky Mountain News Send tips and suggestions to dartsandlaurels@cjr.org.
BUSHKILL, PA — The Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center (www.mtlaurelpac.com) will present Larry the Cable Guy on Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 pm, preceded by a comedy show, the "Crazy Comedy Olympics," from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Mountain Laurel Music Center will reopen this season.
The former Mountain Laurel Music Center, now called the Mountain Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center, will open for business—it is hoped permanently—with concerts beginning in July.
Students, parents and teachers all worked with Mountain Laurel Garden Club members to complete the project.
Pictured in front of recycling area, from left, are students Kaden and Aston Royce, parent Angie Royce and Mountain Laurel member Angie Caldwell.
48-Acre Preserve Offers Trails, Large Mountain Laurel Bushes.
Frothy mountain laurel brightens June.
It's easy to see why the Mountain Laurel is the PA State Flower.
Bags full of wrapped gifts for underprivileged children sit awaiting distribution from Mountain Laurel Coal in Sharples.
A scenic tourist attraction and country store in the Blue Ridge mountains in Wytheville, VA. Of Laurel Fork .
The Dutchess County Department of Health recently announced a confirmed case of measles in a student at the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz, NY.
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