Definition of California laurel

1. Noun. Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood.

Definition of California laurel

1. Noun. A tree native to the coastal forests of western North America. ¹

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Literary usage of California laurel

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

1. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"California laurel. 1. UMBELLULARIA CALIFORNICA Nutt. Fig. 102. ... California laurel, often called Bay Laurel and Pepper- wood, assumes several distinct ..."

2. The Silva of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1910)
"California laurel. Plate 76 ; plate 10. UMBELLULARIA CALIFORNICA Nuttall, Sylva, vol. 1, p. ... The California laurel inhabits the Coast Ranges from the ..."

3. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"The California laurel is shaking out a delicious penetrating odor from its countless blossoms. Mr. Sargent refers to this tree as one of the stateliest and ..."

4. Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower by John McLaren (1908)
"UMBELLULARIA CALIFORNICA (California laurel). This genus contains but one species and is found only on the Pacific Coast. The Laurel is one of our grandest ..."

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