Definition of cherry laurel in English:

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cherry laurel

Pronunciation: /ˈˌCHerē ˈlôrəl/


An evergreen shrub or small tree of the rose family, with leathery leaves, white flowers, and cherrylike fruits, native to the Balkans and widely cultivated.
  • Prunus laurocerasus, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • I'm also looking at cherry laurel or wax myrtle as a privacy hedge.

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Syllabification: cher·ry lau·rel

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