laurus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of trees including, according to contemporary authors, just the real laurel (Laurus nobilis), plus the bigger Laurus Canariensis of Madeira in addition to Canary isles. Formerly the sassafras, the camphor tree, the cinnamon tree, and lots of various other aromatic trees and shrubs, had been in addition referred to the genus Laurus.
    • A genus of apetalous trees, type of the natural order Laurine√¶, falling within the tribe Litseace√¶.
    • small evergreen woods or bushes with fragrant leaves

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