bayberry tree
Candleberry tree Can"dle*ber`ry tree (Bot.) A shrub (the {Myrica cerifera}, or wax-bearing myrtle), common in North America, the little nuts of which are covered with a greenish white wax, which was formerly, used for hardening candles; -- also called {bayberry tree}, {bayberry}, or {candleberry}. [1913 Webster]

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  • bayberry — Candleberry tree Can dle*ber ry tree (Bot.) A shrub (the {Myrica cerifera}, or wax bearing myrtle), common in North America, the little nuts of which are covered with a greenish white wax, which was formerly, used for hardening candles; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bayberry — Bay ber*ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the bay tree or {Laurus nobilis}. (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle ({Pimenta acris}). (c) The fruit of {Myrica cerifera} (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; called also {candleberry tree}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bayberry tallow — Bayberry Bay ber*ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the bay tree or {Laurus nobilis}. (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle ({Pimenta acris}). (c) The fruit of {Myrica cerifera} (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; called also {candleberry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bayberry — [bā′ber΄ē, bā′bər ē] n. pl. bayberries ☆ 1. a) any of a genus (Myrica) of shrubs of the bayberry family, as the wax myrtle, having a small, berrylike fruit covered with a wax used in making candles b) the fruit 2. a tropical American tree… …   English World dictionary

  • tree — Synonyms and related words: Stammbaum, acacia, ailanthus, alder, alligator pear, allspice, almond, apple, apricot, ash, aspen, avocado, ax, balsa, balsam, banyan, bare pole, basswood, bay, bayberry, beech, betel palm, birch, block, bottle up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tree — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. plant, sapling, scrub, shrub, bush; timber; whiffletree; stake; gibbet, gallows; family tree, pedigree, lineage. See vegetable, ancestry. II (Roget s IV) n. Common types of trees include: ash, elm,… …   English dictionary for students

  • bayberry — bay·ber·ry bā .ber ē, Brit often & US sometimes b(ə )rē n, pl ries 1) a West Indian tree of the genus Pimenta (P. racemosa) of the myrtle family yielding a yellow aromatic oil 2 a) any of several wax myrtles esp a hardy shrub (Myrica… …   Medical dictionary

  • bayberry — /ˈbeɪbɛri/ (say bayberee) noun (plural bayberries) 1. any of certain North American shrubs or trees of the genus Myrica, as wax myrtle M. cerifera. 2. the berry of such a plant. 3. a West Indian tree, Pimenta racemosa, whose leaves are used in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Candleberry tree — Can dle*ber ry tree (Bot.) A shrub (the {Myrica cerifera}, or wax bearing myrtle), common in North America, the little nuts of which are covered with a greenish white wax, which was formerly, used for hardening candles; also called {bayberry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candleberry tree — Bayberry Bay ber*ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the bay tree or {Laurus nobilis}. (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle ({Pimenta acris}). (c) The fruit of {Myrica cerifera} (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; called also {candleberry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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