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Definition of laurel
1any of a number of shrubs and other plants with dark green glossy leaves, in particular: 2an aromatic evergreen shrub related to the bay tree, several kinds of which form forests in tropical and warm countries.
- Family Lauraceae: many genera and species
) the foliage of the bay tree woven into a wreath or crown and worn on the head as an emblem of victory or mark of honor in classical times.
honor or praise for an achievement:she has rightly won laurels for this brilliantly perceptive first novel
verb (laurels, laureling, laureled ; British laurelling, laurelled) [with object]
adorn with or as if with a laurel:they banish our anger forever when they laurel the graves of our dead