Laurel, (fr. laurier): branches of this plant have been granted for military services, and sprigs of laurel are also found named. The wreaths of laurel, or bay, have already been noted as 'crowns triumphal' under Chaplet. But the leaves only(q.v.) occur most frequently, and these often blazoned as bay-leaves.
Gules, the stump of a aurel-tree eradicated proper on a chief or an Eastern crown of the field between two annulets azure--BURROUGHS, Castle Bagshaw, co. Cavan, Baronetcy.
Gules, a fesse between in chief a mullet and in base a dove or holding in the beak a sprig of laurel vert--WALKER.
Argent, a chevron gules between three bay-leaves vert--BOYFORD, or BYFORD.
Gules, three ducal coronets or, on a chief of the second as many bay-leaves vert--BIRKENHEAD.
Laurel branches have been granted to the families of GAITSKILL, BYNG(Earl and Baron Stafford), &c.