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 for Laurus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 Laurus
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: small evergreen trees or shrubs with aromatic leaves [syn:
           Laurus, genus Laurus]

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