Definition of bay cedar
1 : a common Central American timber tree (Guazuma ulmifolia) with wood not unlike that of the American elm
2 : any of several plants of the genus Suriana (especially the tropical S. maritima) with alternate entire leaves and yellow flowers —called also tassel plant
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