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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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  • Add curry and tomato pastes, wine, bay leaf and lemon juice.
  • Commonly used spices that give corned beef its distinctive flavor are peppercorns and bay leaf.
  • With the point of a knife, make an incision into the flesh of each lemon half and stick a bay leaf into it.
  • The elaborate mantel in the n orth room or living room is topped by a mirror surrounded by a bay leaf garland.
British Dictionary definitions for bay leaf

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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