from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous, eastern North American shrub (Myrica pensylvanica) having aromatic foliage and small globose fruits with a waxy covering used for making fragrant candles.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Common name of the plants in the genus Myrica, a North American shrub with aromatic leather leaves and waxy berries.
- n. A tropical American shrub with aromatic leaves that are used in the preparation of bay rum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fruit of the bay tree or Laurus nobilis.
- n. A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle (Pimenta acris).
- n. The fruit of Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; -- called also candleberry tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of the bay-tree, or Laurus nobilis.
- n. The wax-myrtle, Myrica cerifera, and its fruit.
- n. In Jamaica, the Pimenta acris, from which an oil is obtained which is used in the manufacture of bay-rum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. West Indian tree; source of bay rum
- n. deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berries
bay5 + berry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
bay + berry (Wiktionary)