To crown this chapter then, tho in the last place, (for so finis coronat opus) we reserve the bay tree.
It was that episode under the bay tree, when she was only a little girl.
The bay tree was believed to have the property of protection against fire or lightning.
Assuredly the wicked should not always flourish like the bay tree.
The houseleek and bay tree were supposed to afford protection from lightning.
At the moment when Graham had first entered it, it was in its second year and was flourishing like the proverbial bay tree.
The body of the tree resembles the box-tree, and has leaves almost like the bay tree.
Running to the foot of the bay tree, he was delighted to find that he had bagged a plump turkey-hen.
It is commonly known as the bay tree, on account of the bay-like shape and odor of its leaves when crushed.
The bay tree gives us a curious instance of the capriciousness of English plant names.
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 to denote any particular tree, it may have been the evergreen bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), which is a native of Palestine. Instead of "like a green bay tree" in the Authorized Version, the Revised Version has, "like a green tree in its native soil."