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red bay

noun
1.
an evergreen tree, Persea borbonia, of the eastern coast of the U.S., having faintly bluish-green leaves and blue or blue-black, red-stalked fruit, grown as an ornamental.
Also called bull bay.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30, Americanism
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Examples from the web for red bay
  • Effectiveness of insecticides against the red bay ambrosia beetle were determined in avocado.
  • These depressions are called bays, named for the sweet bay, loblolly bay and red bay trees found growing around them.
  • These depressions are called bays, so named for the sweet bay, loblolly bay and red bay trees found growing around them.
  • Shrubs include wax myrtle, red bay and groundsel tree.
  • Wax myrtle, gallberry and red bay are abundant in the understory.

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