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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

When I was a kid, I used to watch 'Laurel and Hardy' with my cousins all the time. I still think they're extremely funny and so surreal.
David Chase

You have to give people permission to laugh. That's why they would always cut to the banana peel in the Laurel and Hardy movies.
Danny DeVito

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

I was a 'Laurel and Hardy' nut. I got to know Laurel at the end of his life, and it was a great thrill for me. He left me his bow tie and derby and told me that if they ever made a movie about him, he'd want me to play him.
Dick Van Dyke

Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel.
Jane Porter
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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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