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English definition of “laurel”

laurel

noun [C or U] (PRAISE)    /ˈlɒr.əl/ US  /ˈlɑːr-/
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.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of laurel noun (PRAISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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