laurel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “laurel” in the English Dictionary

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laurelnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈlɒr.əl/  us   /ˈlɑːr-/

laurel noun [C or U] (TREE)

a ​small evergreentree (= one that never ​losesitsleaves) that has ​shinyleaves and ​small, ​blackfruit

laurel noun [C or U] (PRAISE)

laurels [plural] formal praise for a ​person because of something they have done, usually in ​sport, the ​arts, or ​politics: The ​actors are very good, but when all is ​considered the laurels must ​surely go to the ​director of the ​play.
(Definition of laurel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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laurelnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈlɔr·əl, ˈlɑr-/
a ​smallevergreentree that has ​shiny, ​darkgreenleaves and ​black berries (= ​small round ​fruit)
(Definition of laurel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “laurel”
in Spanish laurel…
in Vietnamese cây nguyệt quế…
in Malaysian pokok laurel…
in Thai ใบของต้นไม้ชนิดหนึ่ง…
in French laurier…
in German der Lorbeerbaum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 树, 月桂树…
in Indonesian pohon salam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 樹, 月桂樹…
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