Definition of Cherry laurel

1. Noun. Frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage and yielding oil similar to bitter almond oil.

Exact synonyms: Laurel Cherry, Prunus Laurocerasus
Group relationships: Genus Prunus, Prunus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

2. Noun. Small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States.

Definition of Cherry laurel

1. Noun. An evergreen shrub, native to regions bordering the Black Sea in southwestern Asia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cherry Laurel

cherry-red spot
cherry-red spot myoclonus syndrome
cherry-tree gum
cherry Bakewell tart
cherry Bakewell tarts
cherry angioma
cherry apple
cherry birch
cherry blossom
cherry bomb
cherry brandy
cherry crab
cherry graph
cherry juice
cherry knocking
cherry laurel (current term)
cherry laurels
cherry pepper
cherry pick
cherry picked
cherry picker
cherry pickers
cherry picking
cherry picks
cherry pitter
cherry plum
cherry red
cherry stone
cherry tomato
cherry tree

Literary usage of Cherry laurel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Text-book of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology by John James Reese (1903)
"... plum, and cherry, pips of apples, and the flowers and leaves of the peach and cherry-laurel. From the latter a very poisonous liquid is prepared. ..."

2. A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and by Robert Christison (1836)
"... fresh young shoots of the peach collected in July contain, weight for weight, even more essential oil than the bitter almond, or cherry-laurel leaves; ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1834)
"Ten cases are brought forward in support of the author's position, that distilled cherry-laurel water is an application which is capable of curing ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... trees are called by this name in Great Britain, viz. the common or cherry laurel ... or cherry laurel water, is now standardized to contain 0-1% of ..."

5. A Manual of Toxicology: Including the Consideration of the Nature by John James Reese (1874)
"From the latter, a very poisonous water is distilled (cherry-laurel-water). It also exists in the root of the mountain ash. Properly speaking, hydrocyanic ..."

6. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1869)
"This same reaction, or a modification of it, doubtless takee place on the addition of the bruised cherry-laurel leaves to water, or even when the leaves are ..."

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