bay-leaf

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:
1630–40

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bay leaf
 
n
a leaf, usually dried, of the Mediterranean laurel, Laurus nobilis, used in cooking to flavour soups and stews

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