Definition of Bay leaf

1. Noun. Dried leaf of the bay laurel.

Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Bay, Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Laurus Nobilis, True Laurel

Definition of Bay leaf

1. Noun. A herb derived from a shrub of the family Lauraceae. ¹

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Medical Definition of Bay leaf

1. See Bay. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Bay Leaf Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bay Leaf

bay-leaved caper
bay-rum tree
bay cat
bay cats
bay laurel
bay leaf (current term)
bay leaves
bay lynx
bay myrtle
bay platform
bay platforms
bay region
bay rum
bay salt
bay scallop
bay sore
bay tree
bay willow
bay window
bay windows

Literary usage of Bay leaf

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1867)
"Report of the Committee appointed to Investigate the Alum bay leaf- Bed. By W. STEPHEN MITCHELL, LL.B., FGS, Caius College, Cambridge. ..."

2. The Virgin Islands of the United States of America;: Historical and by Luther Kimbell Zabriskie (1918)
"... XX SUGAR-CANE AND bay leaf Establishment of Agricultural Experiment Station in St. Croix— Appropriation of $8000 annually guaranteed for ten years—Work ..."

3. English and American Tool Builders by Joseph Wickham Roe (1916)
"Again, "The astronomical instrument makers hold the bay leaf pattern to be too pointed a form for smooth action; they make the end of the tooth more ..."

4. Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert Armitage Sterndale (1884)
"... or Isabelline tint; no pubic teats.—-Jerdon. SIZE.—Head and body, ij inch; tail, J; wing expanse, 9j. No. 46. RHINOLOPHUS SUB.BADIUS. The bay leaf-Bat ..."

5. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1911)
"Tomato Sauce II % can tomatoes % teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 4 tablespoons butter S peppercorns 4 tablespoons flour Bit of bay leaf 1 cup Brown Stock ..."

6. The Rural Wreath: Or, Life Among the Flowers by Laura Greenwood (1855)
"... bay leaf. Laurus. LANGUAGE —I CHANGE BUT IN DYING. IN bower and garden rich and rare There's many a cherished flower, Whose beauty fades, ..."

7. The Khasis by Philip Richard Thornhagh Gurdon (1914)
"The bay leaf is gathered for export from the extensive gardens in Maharam, ... bay leaf gardens are cleared of jungle and weeds periodically; otherwise no ..."

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