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(Plants) any evergreen ericaceous shrub of the North American genus Kalmia, having showy clusters of white or pink flowers. See also mountain laurel
[C18: named after Peter Kalm (1715–79), Swedish botanist and pupil of Linnaeus]
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|Noun||1.||kalmia - any plant of the genus Kalmia |
genus Kalmia - erect evergreen shrubs: mountain laurel
American laurel, calico bush, Kalmia latifolia, mountain laurel, wood laurel - a North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowers
bog kalmia, bog laurel, Kalmia polifolia, swamp laurel - laurel of bogs of northwestern United States having small purple flowers and pale leaves that are glaucous beneath
Kalmia angustifolia, lambkill, pig laurel, sheep laurel - North American dwarf shrub resembling mountain laurel but having narrower leaves and small red flowers; poisonous to young stock
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