bay rum

noun

Definition of bay rum 

: a fragrant cosmetic and medicinal liquid distilled from the leaves of a West Indian bay tree (Pimenta racemosa) of the myrtle family or usually prepared from essential oils, alcohol, and water

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Her kitchen always smelled like fried meat and café, her bedroom a blend of Maja soap, bay rum, and Bal à Versailles perfume. Longreads, "La Otra," 26 June 2018

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1816, in the meaning defined above

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