bay leaf


noun

the dried leaf of the laurel, used in cookery.
the leaf of the bayberry, Pimenta racemosa, used in making bay oil and bay rum.

Origin of bay leaf

First recorded in 1630–40
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bay leaf


noun

a leaf, usually dried, of the Mediterranean laurel, Laurus nobilis, used in cooking to flavour soups and stews
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