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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 of red bay
1720-1730
1720-30, Americanism
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  • I examined with suspicion the red-bay horse that had been assigned to me.

    Alaska Ella Higginson

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