Sweet-bay

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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