Sunday, 25 February 2018



1. Also called: bay, true laurel. any lauraceous tree of the genus Laurus, such as the bay tree (see bay4) and L. canariensis, of the Canary Islands and Azores
2. any lauraceous plant
3. (plural) a wreath of true laurel, worn on the head as an emblem of victory or honour in classical times
4. (plural) honour, distinction, or fame
5. (trans.) to crown with laurels

The grace of spring
Laurel buds awaiting bloom
Amongst temples and ruins
And in delicate infusion

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