bay leaf definition

  • noun:
    • The dried aromatic leaf associated with laurel or bay (Laurus nobilis) used as a seasoning in cooking.
    • A herb produced by a shrub of this family Lauraceae.
    • the leaf regarding the bay tree (Laurus nobilis). This has a fragrant odor and an aromatic taste, and it is useful for flavoring in meals.
    • ; pl. bay-leaves (-l─ôvz).
    • The leaf associated with sweet-bay or laurel-tree, Laurus nobilis.
    • Same as bay, n., 3.
    • dried leaf associated with bay laurel
  • others:
    • See under 3d bay.

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