Definition of Bayberry

1. Noun. West Indian tree; source of bay rum.

Exact synonyms: Bay-rum Tree, Jamaica Bayberry, Pimenta Acris, Wild Cinnamon
Group relationships: Genus Pimenta, Pimenta
Generic synonyms: Tree

2. Noun. Deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berries.

Definition of Bayberry

1. n. The fruit of the bay tree or Laurus nobilis.

Definition of Bayberry

1. Noun. Common name of the plants in the genus ''Myrica'', a North American shrub with aromatic leather leaves and waxy berries. ¹

2. Noun. A tropical American shrub with aromatic leaves that are used in the preparation of bay rum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bayberry

1. a berry tree [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Bayberry

1. The fruit of the bay tree or Laurus nobilis. A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle (Pimenta acris). The fruit of Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; called also candleberry tree. Bayberry tallow, a fragrant green wax obtained from the bayberry or wax myrtle; called also myrtle wax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bayberry

bayadeers
bayadere
bayaderes
bayamo
bayamos
bayan
bayanist
bayanists
bayans
bayard
bayardly
bayards
bayat
bayatte
bayberries
bayberry (current term)
bayberry bark
bayberry tallow
bayberry wax
baye
bayed
bayerite
bayerites
bayes theorem
bayfront
bayfronts
baying
bayings
bayldonite
bayle

Literary usage of Bayberry

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1. The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica by John W. Comfort (1859)
"bayberry-root bark, and the leaves and berries of the upland sumac, ... Of late, the extract of bayberry, combined with cayenne, and formed into pills, ..."

2. The Improved Housewife: Or Book of Receipts, with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1855)
"bayberry, or Myrtle Soap. Dissolve two pounds four ounces of white potash in five quarts of water ; mix with it ten pounds of bayberry tallow; boil all over ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"I. bayberry fat or expressed laurel oil (oleum lauri ... bayberry fat is a mixture of volatile oil, ..."

4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"bayberry. The bay-tree or laurel of the ancients (Laurus nobilis L., order Laura- cea) is still grown in the Levant. It should not be confused with Myrica ..."

5. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"PIMENTO TREE, Allspice, bayberry tree, Eugenia pimento, Linn. A tree of S. America and West Indies, IV, ..."

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