sweet bay

noun
1.
laurel ( def 1 ).
2.
an American magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, having large oblong leaves and fragrant, white flowers, common on the Atlantic coast.

Origin:
1710–20

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sweet bay
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: bay a small tree, Magnolia virginiana, of SE North America, having large fragrant white flowers: family Magnoliaceae (magnolias)

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Example sentences
Sweet bay shrimp meld perfectly with grilled corn and creamy risotto.
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.
It is dominated by a bay forest containing loblolly bay, sweet bay, pond pine and red maple.
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