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great rhododendron

noun

great laurel

noun
1.
a tall shrub, Rhododendron maximum, of eastern North America, having rose-pink flowers.
Also called great rhododendron, rosebay.
Origin of great laurel
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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  • We are drawing near the pleasure-grounds—the great rhododendron belt that shelters the shrubbery from the east wind.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • Dick sensed at once what they meant to do, and shrank into the shelter of a great rhododendron bush.

    Facing the German Foe Colonel James Fiske

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