bay-rum tree


: a West Indian tree (Pimenta racemosa) that is closely related to the allspice tree and is a source of an aromatic oil used in bay rum

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bay-rum tree was in 1882

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“Bay-rum tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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