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 for Cherry laurel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Laurel \Lau"rel\, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier,
     laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.]
     1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus ({Laurus
        nobilis), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape,
        with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their
        axils; -- called also sweet bay.
  
     Note: The fruit is a purple berry. It is found about the
           Mediterranean, and was early used by the ancient Greeks
           to crown the victor in the games of Apollo. At a later
           period, academic honors were indicated by a crown of
           laurel, with the fruit. The leaves and tree yield an
           aromatic oil, used to flavor the bay water of commerce.
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     Note: The name is extended to other plants which in some
           respect resemble the true laurel. See Phrases, below.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; --
        especially in the plural; as, to win laurels.
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     3. An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because
        the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.
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     Laurel water, water distilled from the fresh leaves of the
        cherry laurel, and containing prussic acid and other
        products carried over in the process.
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     American laurel, or Mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia;
        called also calico bush. See under Mountain.
  
     California laurel, Umbellularia Californica.
  
     Cherry laurel (in England called laurel). See under
        Cherry.
  
     Great+laurel,+the+rosebay+({Rhododendron+maximum">Great laurel, the rosebay ({Rhododendron maximum).
  
     Ground laurel, trailing arbutus.
  
     New Zealand laurel, the Laurelia Nov[ae] Zelandi[ae].
  
     Portugal laurel, the Prunus Lusitanica.
  
     Rose laurel, the oleander. See Oleander.
  
     Sheep laurel, a poisonous shrub, Kalmia angustifolia,
        smaller than the mountain laurel, and with smaller and
        redder flowers.
  
     Spurge laurel, Daphne Laureola.
  
     West Indian laurel, Prunus occidentalis.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cherry \Cher"ry\ (ch[e^]r"r[y^]), n. [OE. chery, for cherys, fr.
     F. cerise (cf. AS. cyrs cherry), fr. LL. ceresia, fr. L.
     cerasus Cherry tree, Gr. keraso`s, perh. fr. ke`ras horn,
     from the hardness of the wood.]
     1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus Prunus (Which also
        includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony
        stone;
        (a) The common garden cherry ({Prunus Cerasus), of which
            several hundred varieties are cultivated for the
            fruit, some of which are, the begarreau, blackheart,
            black Tartarian, oxheart, morelle or morello, May-duke
            (corrupted from M['e]doc in France).
        (b) The wild cherry; as, Prunus serotina (wild black
            cherry), valued for its timber; Prunus Virginiana
            (choke cherry), an American shrub which bears
            astringent fruit; Prunus avium and Prunus Padus,
            European trees (bird cherry).
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     2. The fruit of the cherry tree, a drupe of various colors
        and flavors.
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     3. The timber of the cherry tree, esp. of the black cherry,
        used in cabinetmaking, etc.
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     4. A peculiar shade of red, like that of a cherry.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Barbadoes cherry. See under Barbadoes.
  
     Cherry bird (Zool.), an American bird; the cedar bird; --
        so called from its fondness for cherries.
  
     Cherry bounce, cherry brandy and sugar.
  
     Cherry brandy, brandy in which cherries have been steeped.
        
  
     Cherry laurel (Bot.), an evergreen shrub ({Prunus
        Lauro-cerasus) common in shrubberies, the poisonous
        leaves of which have a flavor like that of bitter almonds.
        
  
     Cherry pepper (Bot.), a species of Capsicum ({Capsicum
        cerasiforme), with small, scarlet, intensely piquant
        cherry-shaped fruit.
  
     Cherry pit.
        (a) A child's play, in which cherries are thrown into a
            hole. --Shak.
        (b) A cherry stone.
  
     Cherry rum, rum in which cherries have been steeped.
  
     Cherry sucker (Zool.), the European spotted flycatcher
        ({Musicapa grisola); -- called also cherry chopper
        cherry snipe.
  
     Cherry tree, a tree that bears cherries.
  
     Ground cherry, Winter cherry, See Alkekengi.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cherry laurel
      n 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, laurel cherry, Prunus laurocerasus]
      2: small flowering evergreen tree of southern United States
         [syn: cherry laurel, laurel cherry, mock orange, wild
         orange, Prunus caroliniana]

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