Definition of Laurel-tree
1. Noun. Small tree of southern United States having dark red heartwood.
Generic synonyms: Laurel
Group relationships: Genus Persea, Persea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laurel-tree
Literary usage of Laurel-tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Russell's Magazine by Paul Hamilton Payne (1860)
"THE SYLPH IN THE LAUREL TREE. There's a Sylph who dwells A Joy to soe; In the sun-burst bright, In the soft moonlight, Or, the starry watch of the ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The laurel tree was supposed to be inhabited by spirits — this belief and that of purifying influences may have arisen from the fable that Diana (Artemis), ..."
3. Women Writers: Their Works and Ways by Catherine Jane Hamilton (1893)
"Birth at Hans Place—The laurel-tree—Trevor Park—Affection for her nurse—At Old Brompton—The poetess of love—Death of her father —Miss Spence's literary ..."