bayberry

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noun bay·ber·ry \ˈbā-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of bayberry

  1. 1 :  any of several wax myrtles; especially :  a hardy shrub (Myrica pensylvanica) of coastal eastern North America bearing dense clusters of small berries covered with grayish-white wax

  2. 2 :  the fruit of a bayberry

1575

First Known Use of bayberry

1575


BAYBERRY Defined for Kids

bayberry

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noun bay·ber·ry \ˈbā-ˌber-ē\

Definition of bayberry for Students

plural

bayberries

  1. :  a shrub with leathery leaves and clusters of small berries covered with grayish white wax


Medical Dictionary

bayberry

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noun bay·ber·ry \ˈbā-ˌber-ē, British often & US sometimes -b(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of bayberry

plural

bayberries

  1. 1:  a West Indian tree of the genus Pimenta (P. racemosa) of the myrtle family yielding a yellow aromatic oil

  2. 2a:  any of several wax myrtles; especially :  a hardy shrub (Myrica pensylvanica) of coastal eastern North America bearing dense clusters of small globular nuts covered with grayish white waxb:  the fruit of a bayberry



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