red bay

noun

: 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 Irving’s original fire station — known for its red bay doors — will be demolished to clear the way for a new, more modern station. Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2022 Vivid red bays face west, while balconies pop out in trendy lime green above 23rd Street. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red bay was in 1731

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“Red bay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20bay. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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