bay leaf

noun

Definition of bay leaf

  1. :  the dried leaf of the European laurel (Laurus nobilis) used in cooking

15th Century

First Known Use of bay leaf

15th century


BAY LEAF Defined for English Language Learners

bay leaf

noun

Definition of bay leaf for English Language Learners

  • : a dried leaf from the bay tree that has a sweet smell and is used in cooking



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