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bay tree

noun
1.
laurel (def 1).
2.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30
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British Dictionary definitions for bay-tree

bay tree

noun
1.
another name for bay4 (sense 1)
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bay-tree in the Bible

named only in Ps. 37:35, Authorized Version. The Hebrew word so rendered is _ereh_, which simply means "native born", i.e., a tree not transplanted, but growing on its native soil, and therefore luxuriantly. If the psalmist intended by this word to denote any particular tree, it may have been the evergreen bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), which is a native of Palestine. Instead of "like a green bay tree" in the Authorized Version, the Revised Version has, "like a green tree in its native soil."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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