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15 definitions found
 for 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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because
        the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Laurel water, water distilled from the fresh leaves of the
        cherry laurel, and containing prussic acid and other
        products carried over in the process.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  laurel
      n 1: any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
      2: United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played
         the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and
         Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965) [syn: Laurel,
         Stan Laurel, Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel]
      3: (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an
         emblem of victory [syn: laurel, laurel wreath, bay
         wreath]

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  LAUREATE, adj.  Crowned with leaves of the laurel.  In England the
  Poet Laureate is an officer of the sovereign's court, acting as
  dancing skeleton at every royal feast and singing-mute at every royal
  funeral.  Of all incumbents of that high office, Robert Southey had
  the most notable knack at drugging the Samson of public joy and
  cutting his hair to the quick; and he had an artistic color-sense
  which enabled him so to blacken a public grief as to give it the
  aspect of a national crime.
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  LAUREL, n.  The _laurus_, a vegetable dedicated to Apollo, and
  formerly defoliated to wreathe the brows of victors and such poets as
  had influence at court.  (_Vide supra._)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Laurel -- U.S. County in Kentucky
     Population (2000):    52715
     Housing Units (2000): 22317
     Land area (2000):     435.669543 sq. miles (1128.378888 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    8.071303 sq. miles (20.904577 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    443.740846 sq. miles (1149.283465 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
     Location:             37.106679 N, 84.083545 W
     Headwords:
      Laurel
      Laurel, KY
      Laurel County
      Laurel County, KY
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, MT -- U.S. city in Montana
     Population (2000):    6255
     Housing Units (2000): 2647
     Land area (2000):     1.884862 sq. miles (4.881769 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.884862 sq. miles (4.881769 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42700
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             45.673986 N, 108.770893 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     59044
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, MT
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, NE -- U.S. city in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    986
     Housing Units (2000): 466
     Land area (2000):     0.919336 sq. miles (2.381069 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.919336 sq. miles (2.381069 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            26350
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             42.427966 N, 97.093053 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     68745
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, NE
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, NY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New York
     Population (2000):    1188
     Housing Units (2000): 686
     Land area (2000):     3.349193 sq. miles (8.674370 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.077970 sq. miles (0.201942 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.427163 sq. miles (8.876312 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            41465
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             40.976340 N, 72.549589 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     11948
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, NY
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, DE -- U.S. town in Delaware
     Population (2000):    3668
     Housing Units (2000): 1561
     Land area (2000):     1.655273 sq. miles (4.287136 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.067223 sq. miles (0.174108 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.722496 sq. miles (4.461244 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            41310
     Located within:       Delaware (DE), FIPS 10
     Location:             38.557091 N, 75.572789 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     19956
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, DE
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
     Population (2000):    8393
     Housing Units (2000): 5047
     Land area (2000):     5.214527 sq. miles (13.505563 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.863505 sq. miles (2.236467 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.078032 sq. miles (15.742030 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            39600
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             27.141440 N, 82.462304 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, FL
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
     Population (2000):    579
     Housing Units (2000): 220
     Land area (2000):     0.237819 sq. miles (0.615948 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.237819 sq. miles (0.615948 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            42372
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             39.500936 N, 85.186895 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     47024
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, IN
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    266
     Housing Units (2000): 122
     Land area (2000):     0.251721 sq. miles (0.651954 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.251721 sq. miles (0.651954 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            43680
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.883720 N, 92.922906 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50141
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, IA
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, MD -- U.S. city in Maryland
     Population (2000):    19960
     Housing Units (2000): 9506
     Land area (2000):     3.780148 sq. miles (9.790539 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.025777 sq. miles (0.066763 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.805925 sq. miles (9.857302 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            45900
     Located within:       Maryland (MD), FIPS 24
     Location:             39.098258 N, 76.859093 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     20707 20723 20724
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, MD
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, VA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Virginia
     Population (2000):    14875
     Housing Units (2000): 6522
     Land area (2000):     5.481665 sq. miles (14.197447 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.019189 sq. miles (0.049700 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    5.500854 sq. miles (14.247147 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            44280
     Located within:       Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
     Location:             37.634012 N, 77.506661 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, VA
      Laurel
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Laurel, MS -- U.S. city in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    18393
     Housing Units (2000): 7804
     Land area (2000):     15.426026 sq. miles (39.953222 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.334144 sq. miles (0.865428 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    15.760170 sq. miles (40.818650 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            39640
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             31.697412 N, 89.139315 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     39440
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Laurel, MS
      Laurel
  

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