bay leaf

bay leaf
noun
dried leaf of the bay laurel
Hypernyms: ↑herb
Part Holonyms: ↑true laurel, ↑bay, ↑bay laurel, ↑bay tree, ↑Laurus nobilis

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noun
Etymology: bay (V)
: the dried leaf of the bay tree (Laurus nobilis) used as an herb in cooking

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1. the dried leaf of the laurel, used in cookery.
2. the leaf of the bayberry, Pimenta racemosa, used in making bay oil and bay rum.
[1630-40]

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bay leaf noun
The dried leaf of the laurel tree (Laurus nobilis) used as a flavouring agent in cooking
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Main Entry:bay

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bay leaf UK US noun [countable] [singular bay leaf plural bay leaves]
a leaf from a bay tree that is often used in cooking to add flavour
Thesaurus: herbs, spices and condimentshyponym types of food or drinkhypernym

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bay leaf,
the leaf of the laurel or bay of southern Europe, used after drying as an herb to add flavor to soups, stews, and other cooked food.

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n. the aromatic, usually dried, leaf of the bay tree, used in cooking

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noun, pl ⋯ leaves [count]
: a dried leaf from the bay tree that has a sweet smell and is used in cooking

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ˈbay leaf [bay leaf bay leaves] noun
the dried leaf of the ↑bay tree that is used in cooking as a ↑herb

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  • Bay leaf — (plural bay leaves), Greek Daphni , Romanian Foi de Dafin ; is the aromatic leaf of several species of the Laurel family (Lauraceae). Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance. * Laurus nobilis , is… …   Wikipedia

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  • Bay leaf — See under 3d {Bay}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bay leaf — n. the dried, aromatic leaf of certain plants (esp. Laurus nobilis) of the laurel family, used as a seasoning in cooking …   English World dictionary

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