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English noun: laurel

1. laurel (plant) any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family

Broader (hypernym)angiospermous tree, flowering tree

Narrower (hyponym)bay, bay laurel, bay tree, California bay tree, California laurel, California olive, camphor tree, cassia, cassia-bark tree, Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum camphora, Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum loureirii, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamon, laurel-tree, Laurus nobilis, mountain laurel, Oregon myrtle, pepperwood, Persea borbonia, red bay, Saigon cinnamon, sassafras, Sassafras albidum, sassafras laurel, sassafras tree, spice tree, true laurel, Umbellularia californica

Member meronymfamily Lauraceae, Lauraceae, laurel family

2. Laurel (person) United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)

SynonymsArthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel, Stan Laurel

Instance hypernymcomedian, comic

Member meronymLaurel and Hardy

3. laurel (artifact) (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory

Synonymsbay wreath, laurel wreath

Broader (hypernym)chaplet, coronal, garland, lei, wreath

Domain categoryantiquity

Domain regionEllas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

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