Definition of Dog laurel

1. Noun. Fast-growing evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having arching interlaced branches and racemes of white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Dog Hobble, Leucothoe Editorum, Leucothoe Fontanesiana, Switch-ivy
Group relationships: Genus Leucothoe
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dog Laurel

dog eat dog
dog fennel
dog fight
dog flea
dog food
dog fur
dog guide
dog hobble
dog hook
dog house
dog houses
dog in the hunt
dog in the manger
dog it
dog laurel (current term)
dog meat
dog mercury
dog musher
dog my cats
dog nose
dog paddle
dog person
dog pound
dog racing
dog rose
dog roses
dog scooter
dog scooters

Literary usage of Dog laurel

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

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"... capsule depressed, strongly 5-lobed, about 2" in diameter. April. Dog-hobble. Dog-laurel. Along streams. Virginia to Tennessee and Georgia. ..."

2. Principal poisonous plants of the United States by Victor King Chesnut (1898)
"... dog laurel. (Fig. 28.) Description and habitat.—An evergreen shrub, 2 to 4 feet high, with thick, tapering, sharply saw-edged leaves and numerous ..."

3. Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of North Carolina by North Carolina Board of Agriculture, North Carolina, Board of Agriculture (1901)
"The dog laurel is an evergreen shrub, 2 to 4 feet high, growing In the mountains of North Carolina. The leaves are alternate on stem, sharply tipped, ..."

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