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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
1710-1720
1710-20
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Examples for sweet bay
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for sweet bay

sweet bay

noun
1.
a small tree, Magnolia virginiana, of SE North America, having large fragrant white flowers: family Magnoliaceae (magnolias) Sometimes shortened to bay
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