Definition of spurge laurel in English:

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spurge laurel

Pronunciation: /spərj ˈlôrəl/

noun

A low-growing evergreen Eurasian shrub with leathery leaves, small green flowers, and black poisonous berries.
  • Daphne laureola, family Thymelaeaceae.
Example sentences
  • In woodlands and forests, shrubs such as spurge laurel and European ivy were common.
  • Already a serious concern in British Columbia, spurge laurel has been listed because it is a threat to native forest ecosystems.

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Syllabification: spurge lau·rel

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