Meaning of California laurel

Cal'ifor'nia lau'rel

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda tree, Umbellularia californica, of the laurel family, native to the western coast of the U.S., having aromatic leaves and umbels of yellowish-green flowers.
  2. the hard, golden-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture and decorative objects. Also called
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