sweet bay


Definition of sweet bay

2 : a magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) of the eastern U.S. that has fragrant white flowers and leaves with glaucous undersides

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Recent Examples on the Web Handfuls of shrimp, clams, mussels, crab claws, sweet bay oysters and half of a Maine lobster go into the kettle. Michael Hiller, Los Angeles Times, "The biggest draw at Vegas oyster bars? It’s not the oysters. It’s the pan roasts," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sweet bay

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sweet bay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20bay. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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