red bay

noun
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:
1720–30, Americanism

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Example sentences
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.
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