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

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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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