swamp bay


Definition of swamp bay

  1. 1 :  a low and often shrubby tree (Persea pubescens) of the southeastern U.S. with pale green lanceolate leaves and pale creamy yellow flowers followed by blackish drupes

  2. 2 :  sweet bay 2

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