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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Laurus  \Lau"rus\,  n.  [L.,  laurel.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  trees  including,  according  to  modern  authors,  only 
  the  true  laurel  ({Laurus  nobilis}),  and  the  larger  {L. 
  Canariensis}  of  Madeira  and  the  Canary  Islands.  Formerly  the 
  sassafras,  the  camphor  tree,  the  cinnamon  tree,  and  several 
  other  aromatic  trees  and  shrubs,  were  also  referred  to  the 
  genus  {Laurus}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Laurus 
  n  :  small  evergreen  trees  or  shrubs  with  aromatic  leaves  [syn:  {Laurus}, 
  {genus  Laurus}] 




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