red bay

noun

Definition of red bay

: a southern U.S. tree (Persea borbonia) of the laurel family having aromatic evergreen leaves and dark red heartwood

Examples of red bay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vivid red bays face west, while balconies pop out in trendy lime green above 23rd Street. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, "Dogpatch’s jumble of styles suits once-industrial neighborhood just fine," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of red bay

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Red bay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20bay. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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