California laurelCalifornia laurel
a Pacific coast shrub or tree (Umbellularia californica) of the laurel family, having aromatic evergreen leaves and hard wood; Oregon myrtle: a source of bay leaves
An aromatic evergreen tree (Umbellularia californica) found from Baja California to southern Oregon, having clusters of small yellowish-green flowers, olivelike yellowish-green to purple fruits, and light brown wood valued for use in fine woodwork. Also called California bay . Also called Oregon myrtle .
(plural California laurels)
- Umbellularia californica, a tree native to the coastal forests of western North America.