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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.

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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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