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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.
(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
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.
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|Noun||1.||mountain 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 fruit; yields a hard tough wood|
California bay tree, California laurel, California olive, Oregon myrtle, pepperwood, sassafras laurel, Umbellularia californica, spice tree
laurel - any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family