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bayberry (n.)

"fruit of the bay tree," 1570s, from bay (n.4) + berry. In Jamaica, the name given to a type of myrtle (Pimenta acris), 1680s, from which bay-rum (1832) is made.

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Definitions of bayberry

bayberry (n.)
West Indian tree; source of bay rum;
Synonyms: bay-rum tree / Jamaica bayberry / wild cinnamon / Pimenta acris
bayberry (n.)
deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berries;
Synonyms: candleberry / swamp candleberry / waxberry / Myrica pensylvanica
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