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Definition of Laurel

Laurel

  1. An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus (L. nobilis), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils; -- called also sweet bay.
  2. A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; -- especially in the plural; as, to win laurels.
  3. An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.

Laurel Quotations

The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory.
Evita Peron

Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.
William Penn

I was raised with 'Laurel and Hardy' and 'I Love Lucy' and Jerry Lewis, and I just loved it. And I had a friend in high school and we would just laugh all day and put on skits. You know, it's the Andy Kaufman thing or the Marty Short thing where you're performing in your bedroom for yourself.
Steve Martin

When I was a kid, I loved all the silent comedians - Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Chaplin. And I used to imitate them. I'd go to see a Buster Keaton movie and come home and try things out I'd seen. I learned to do pratfalls when I was very young.
Dick Van Dyke

When you make 'The Daily Show', it's usually not for a laurel, it's for a dart.
Brian Williams
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Laurel Translations

laurel in Afrikaans is lourier
laurel in Dutch is laurier, lauwer
laurel in French is laurier
laurel in German is Lorbeerbaum, Lorbeer
laurel in Italian is alloro
laurel in Portuguese is loureiro
laurel in Spanish is laurel
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