lau•raPronunciation: (läv'rä; Eng. lä'vru), [key]
—n. Gk. Orth. Ch.
a monastery consisting formerly of a group of cells or huts for monks who met together for meals and worship.
Lau•raPronunciation: (lôr'u), [key]
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “laurel.”
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