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(family Lauraceae)

A genus of small trees whose flowers are borne in cymes enclosed in leafy bracts. There are 2 species, 1 native to southern Europe (L. nobilis, sweet bay, whose dried leaves are used for flavouring and berries in veterinary medicine), the other to the Canary Islands and Madeira (L. canariensis).

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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