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English definition of “laurel wreath”

laurel wreath

noun [C]    
a circle of leaves that, in the past, was worn on the head by an important person or the winner of a competitionPrizes, rewards and medals an honourPraising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of laurel wreath noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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