Definition of Sweet bay

1. Noun. Shrub or small tree having rather small fragrant white flowers; abundant in southeastern United States.

Exact synonyms: Magnolia Virginiana, Swamp Bay, Swamp Laurel
Generic synonyms: Magnolia

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Bay

sweet Fanny Adams
sweet Jesus
sweet Mary
sweet Mary mother of God
sweet William
sweet acacia
sweet action
sweet alison
sweet almond
sweet almond oil
sweet alyssum
sweet as a nut
sweet as pie
sweet balm
sweet basil
sweet bay (current term)
sweet bells
sweet birch
sweet bread
sweet buckeye
sweet calabash
sweet calamus
sweet cheeks
sweet cherry
sweet chestnut
sweet cicely
sweet cider
sweet ciders
sweet clover

Literary usage of Sweet bay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"... though they do not cause the tree as to the production of ; thus cabbage and sweet bay have looks away,3 as though the smell to it. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The sweet-bay of America is the small tree (Magnolia vir- ... SWEET-BAY, the classic laurel (Laurus SWEET-FERN, a low shrub (Comptonia peregrina), ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"SWEET-BAY, the classic laurel (Laurus nobilis), or bay-tree of the Mediterranean regions, ... The sweet-bay oi America is the small tree (Magnolia vtr- ..."

4. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"... though they do not cause the tree as to the production of ; thus cabbage and sweet bay have looks away,3 as though the smell to it. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The sweet-bay of America is the small tree (Magnolia vir- ... SWEET-BAY, the classic laurel (Laurus SWEET-FERN, a low shrub (Comptonia peregrina), ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"SWEET-BAY, the classic laurel (Laurus nobilis), or bay-tree of the Mediterranean regions, ... The sweet-bay oi America is the small tree (Magnolia vtr- ..."

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