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bay oil

  1. a yellow essential oil distilled from the leaves of the tropical American bay, Pimenta racemosa, used in the manufacture of perfumes and bay rum.
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  • Or, by the accidental use of a grapnel, they would chance to fish up some bottles of valuable "bay-oil" from the bottom.

    Belford's Magazine, Vol. II, No. 3, February 1889