mountain laurel


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mountain laurel

n.
An evergreen shrub (Kalmia latifolia) in the heath family, native to eastern North America, having glossy leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers. Also called calico bush.
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mountain laurel

n
(Plants) any of various ericaceous shrubs or trees of the genus Kalmia, esp K. latifolia of E North America, which has leathery poisonous leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers. Also called: calico bush
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moun′tain lau`rel


n.
a shrub, Kalmia latifolia, of the heath family, having terminal clusters of rose to white flowers: the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Also called calico bush.
[1750–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.mountain laurel - a North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowersmountain laurel - a North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowers
kalmia - any plant of the genus Kalmia
2.mountain laurel - Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruitmountain laurel - Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood
laurel - any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
genus Umbellularia, Umbellularia - aromatic evergreen trees of Pacific coast
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Autumn Hoedown, with its open fifth bass, accents and lively dotted rhythms, contrasts well with Smoky Mountain Laurel, featuring arpeggiated chords, left-hand crossing finger patterns, singing melody and slightly syncopated rhythms.
Kalmia latifolia, the mountain laurel, is a superb evergreen shrub smothered in delightfully pretty pink flowers in late spring.
Kalmia latifolia, the mountain laurel, is a superb evergreen shrub which is smothered in delightfully pretty pink flowers in late spring.
The company completed the acquisition of Mountain Laurel in Tioga County in December 2015 and most recently acquired St Joseph Institute outside of State College in February 2016.
Around here, that's usually mountain laurel. This is the type of place in which I'll start looking for fresh scrapes and rubs.
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Where mountain laurel drops its petals and ferns grow from hundred-year old beds of moss.
The larvae feed on the flower buds, blossoms, and leaves of blueberries and mountain laurel. Bright and Ogard (personal comm.) documented mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) as the host plant at the Tannehill site.
The nest depredated by the katydid was located in a 2 m tall Texas mountain laurel (Sophora secundiflora) in a riparian area adjacent to a small dry creek.

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