bay leaf

noun
|Updated on: 5 Aug 2018

Definition of bay leaf

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

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First Known Use of bay leaf

15th century

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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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