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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The dried aromatic leaf of the laurel or bay (Laurus nobilis) used as a seasoning in cooking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A herb derived from a shrub of the family Lauraceae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See under 3d bay.
  • n. the leaf of the bay tree (Laurus nobilis). It has a fragrant odor and an aromatic taste, and is used for flavoring in food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. ; pl. bay-leaves (-l─ôvz).
  • n. The leaf of the sweet-bay or laurel-tree, Laurus nobilis.
  • n. Same as bay, n., 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. dried leaf of the bay laurel

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