Definition of California bay tree
1. Noun. Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood.
Generic synonyms: Laurel
Group relationships: Genus Umbellularia, Umbellularia
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Literary usage of California bay tree
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1. Wood and Other Organic Structural Materials by Charles Henry Snow (1917)
"California Laurel, Mountain Myrtle-tree, Cajeput, California Laurel (Cal., Nev.). Olive (Oreg.). California Bay-tree, Spice-tree Californian Sassafras. ..."
2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"California to Puget Sound, California Bay-laurel, California Bay tree, California Laurel, Spice tree, Mountain Laurel (of the West), Halm-of- heaven, ..."
3. The Woods of the United States by Charles Sprague Sargent, American Museum of Natural History (1885)
"California Bay-tree. Southwestern Oregon, south through the California Coast Ranges, and along the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. ..."
4. Review of American Chemical Research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur Amos Noyes, William Albert Noyes (1903)
"J., 4, 206) an investigation of the fatty acids of the seeds of the California Bay Tree, presenting evidence of the existence of an acid ..."
5. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"... notable of which are the madrono (Arbutus menziesii) and the California bay tree (Umbellularia), forms which are quite unrepresented in eastern America. ..."