bay oil

noun

1
: a yellow aromatic antiseptic essential oil obtained from the leaves of the bay-rum tree and used in perfumes and especially in bay rum

called also myrcia oil

2
: a light-yellow essential oil obtained from the leaves of the California laurel

called also California bay oil

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“Bay oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bay%20oil. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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