bay tree


bay tree
noun
small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
Syn: ↑true laurel, ↑bay, ↑bay laurel, ↑Laurus nobilis
Hypernyms: ↑laurel
Member Holonyms: ↑Laurus, ↑genus Laurus
Part Meronyms: ↑bay leaf

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noun
Etymology: bay (V)
1. : laurel 1a
3. : bayberry 1a

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1. laurel (def. 1).
2. See California laurel (def. 1).
[1520-30]

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bay tree UK US noun [countable] [singular bay tree plural bay trees]
a tree with leaves that are used as a herb in cooking
Thesaurus: treeshyponym types of treehypernym

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bay tree,
the laurel of southern Europe; bay.

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n. see bay II

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ˈbay tree [bay tree bay trees] (also bay) noun
a small tree with dark green leaves with a sweet smell that are used in cooking
see also bay leaf
See also:bay

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bay tree — A species of laurel. ({Laurus nobilis}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bay tree — can refer to:* Bay Laurel * Umbellularia …   Wikipedia

  • bay tree — bay ,tree noun count a tree with leaves that are used as an HERB in cooking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bay tree — 1. laurel (def. 1). 2. See California laurel (def. 1). [1520 30] * * * ▪ Laurus genus       any of several small trees with aromatic leaves, especially the sweet bay, or bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), source of the bay leaf (q.v.) used in cooking.… …   Universalium

  • bay tree — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bay tree : singular bay tree plural bay trees a tree with leaves that are used as a herb in cooking …   English dictionary

  • Bay tree —    Named only in Ps. 37:35, Authorized Version. The Hebrew word so rendered is ereh, which simply means native born , i.e., a tree not transplanted, but growing on its native soil, and therefore luxuriantly. If the psalmist intended by this word… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • BAY TREE — The oren, mentioned only once in the Bible (Isa. 44:14), is identified in the Talmud (RH 23a) with ara, the bay tree. It is mentioned in the Mishnah (Par. 3:8) as being among the trees that were used in preparing the fire for the burning of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • bay tree — /ˈbeɪ tri/ (say bay tree) noun → bay4 (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • bay-tree — n. Bay, laurel tree, sweet laurel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bay tree — n. kind of laurel, small evergreen tree with glossy green leaves …   English contemporary dictionary


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