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.

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

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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The shrubby habitats dominated by mountain laurel support an interesting nesting bird assemblage that includes the Hooded Warbler.
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.
In spring, trillium, violets and bloodroot carpet the slopes, while in summer azaleas and mountain laurel put on a show.
A tree we are using at ASCAYA that is beautiful but not as widely used is the Texas Mountain Laurel," said Southwick.
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.
On this particular hunt I had my stand hung to let me watch a mountain laurel thicket on a ridge, as described above.
He pleaded guilty to extortion and tax evasion last year, admitting that, as general manager of the Mountain Laurel mining complex, he had participated in and benefitted from several schemes where he and other Arch Coal employees were paid cash kickbacks from complicit Mountain Laurel vendors in exchange for the vendors' continued business at Mountain Laurel.
Mountain Laurel Lane, pit bull on a resident's property, animal control officer notified.
Where mountain laurel drops its petals and ferns grow from hundred-year old beds of moss.
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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