bay oil

noun

Definition of bay oil

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 13 Jun. 2021.

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