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bay leaf

noun
1.
the dried leaf of the laurel, used in cookery.
2.
the leaf of the bayberry, Pimenta racemosa, used in making bay oil and bay rum.
Origin of bay leaf
1630-1640
1630-40
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bay leaf

noun
1.
a leaf, usually dried, of the Mediterranean laurel, Laurus nobilis, used in cooking to flavour soups and stews
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