small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. Laurus nobilis L. leaves are known for use in SPICES, having a similar flavor as UMBELLULARIA.
The laurel tree. The leaves and the berries contain a volatile oil upon which their aromatic properties depend. The leaves, fruit, and oil are used now chiefly to impart a pleasant odor to external remedies. [Lat.]