bay tree definition

  • others:
    • A species of laurel. (Laurus nobilis).
  • noun:
    • The laurel-tree, Laurus nobilis, a native of Italy and Greece, developing into the height of 30 feet.
    • into the east US, a name for the Magnolia glauca, plus California of this Umbellularia Californica.
    • little Mediterranean evergreen tree with little blackish berries and shiny fragrant leaves utilized for flavoring in cooking; also employed by ancient Greeks to crown victors

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