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red bay

  1. an evergreen tree, Persea borbonia, of the eastern coast of the U.S., having faintly bluish-green leaves and blue or blue-black, red-stalked fruit, grown as an ornamental.
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Origin of red bay

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30
Also called bull bay.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of red bay

  • I examined with suspicion the red-bay horse that had been assigned to me.


    Ella Higginson