laurel wreath

laurel wreath
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  • Laurel wreath — A laurel wreath is a circular wreath made of interlocking branches and leaves of the Bay Laurel ( Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae), an aromatic broadleaf evergreen. In Greek mythology, Apollo is represented wearing a laurel wreath on his head. In… …   Wikipedia

  • laurel wreath — noun 1. (antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory • Syn: ↑laurel, ↑bay wreath • Topics: ↑antiquity • Regions: ↑Greece, ↑Hellenic R …   Useful english dictionary

  • laurel wreath — /lɒrəl ˈriθ/ (say loruhl reeth) noun a wreath made from the foliage of the laurel or bay tree, seen as an emblem of distinction. {from its use in classical Greek and Roman history as an honour to the victor} …  

  • laurel wreath — noun A wreath worn on the head as a symbol of victory …   Wiktionary

  • laurel wreath — award for winning a championship or in honor of some other occurrence; (In ancient Greece) wreath of bay leaves worn on the head as a symbol of victory …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Asterix and the Laurel Wreath — Infobox Asterix Title=Asterix and the Laurel Wreath Frenchtitle=Les Lauriers de Cesar Story=Rene Goscinny Illustrations=Albert Uderzo FrenchDate=1972 EnglishDate=1974 Preceded= The Mansions of the Gods Followed= Asterix and the Soothsayer |… …   Wikipedia

  • Laurel — may refer to:BotanyLauraceae, the botanical laurel family, including: *Azores laurel (Laurus azorica) *Bay Laurel ( Laurus nobilis ), the original true laurel that is the source of bay leaves used as a food flavouring. *California Laurel (… …   Wikipedia

  • wreath — [ri:θ] n [: Old English; Origin: writha] 1.) a circle made from leaves or flowers that you put on the place where a person is buried ▪ The prime minister laid a wreath at the war memorial. 2.) a circle of leaves or flowers that people use to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Wreath — A wreath is a ring made of flowers, leaves and sometimes fruits that can be used as an ornament, hanging on a wall or door, or resting on a table. A small wreath can be also worn on the head as a form of headdress.ymbolismWreaths are commonly… …   Wikipedia

  • wreath — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. garland, lei, chaplet, festoon; laurel wreath, garland of bays; floral ring, decoration. See ornament, approbation, circularity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. garland, chaplet, laurel, lei, crown, festoon,… …   English dictionary for students

  • wreath — noun (plural wreaths) Etymology: Middle English wrethe, from Old English writha; akin to Old English wrīthan to twist more at writhe Date: before 12th century 1. something intertwined or arranged in a circular shape: as a. a band of intertwined… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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