calico bush

calico bush
a North American evergreen shrub having glossy leaves and white or rose-colored flowers
Hypernyms: ↑kalmia

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Etymology: calico (II)

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calico bush, calico flower, or calico tree,
= mountain laurel. (Cf.mountain laurel)

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  • calico bush — ☆ calico bush n. MOUNTAIN LAUREL * * * …   Universalium

  • calico bush — ☆ calico bush n. MOUNTAIN LAUREL …   English World dictionary

  • calico bush — Kalmia Kal mi*a, n. [NL. Named in honor of Peter Kalm, a Swedish botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of North American shrubs with poisonous evergreen foliage and corymbs of showy flowers. Called also {mountain laurel}, {ivy bush}, {lamb kill}, {calico… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calico bush — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calico bush — Laurel Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calico-bush — plačialapis grėsvis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Kalmia latifolia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kalmia latifolia angl. calico bush; mountain laurel; spoonwood… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • calico-bush — calˈico bush, calˈico flower or calˈico tree noun Kalmia • • • Main Entry: ↑calico …   Useful english dictionary

  • calico bush — cal′ico bush n. pln mountain laurel • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • calico bush — noun Date: 1814 mountain laurel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calico bush. — See mountain laurel. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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