laurel cherry

laurel cherry

noun
a tree, Prunus caroliniana, of the rose family, of the southeastern U.S., having small, milky-white flowers and black, shiny fruit.


Origin:
1780–90

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laurel cherry

noun
1. frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage and yielding oil similar to bitter almond oil [syn: cherry laurel
2. small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States [syn: cherry laurel
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