Definition of Indian laurel in English:

Indian laurel


  • 1Any of several fig trees of the genus Ficus (family Moraceae), especially F. microcarpa, native to Sri Lanka to South-east Asia but commonly grown elsewhere as an ornamental.

  • 2Any of several trees of the genus Terminalia (family Combretaceae), especially T. alata, native chiefly to India and Burma (Myanmar) and bearing terminal spikes of yellow flowers.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Bradley (?1688–1732), botanist and writer.