sweet bay

sweet bay
noun Date: 1716 1. laurel 1 2. a magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) of the eastern United States that has fragrant white flowers and leaves with glaucous undersides

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sweet bay — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet bay — sweet′ bay′ n. 1) pln laurel 1) 2) pln a North American magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, of the Atlantic coast, having large, fragrant, white flowers • Etymology: 1710–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • sweet bay — n. 1. LAUREL (n. 1) ☆ 2. a North American magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) with fragrant, white flowers, common along the coast from Maine to Texas …   English World dictionary

  • sweet bay — virgininė magnolija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Magnolijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Magnolia virginiana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Magnolia virginiana angl. laurel magnolia; swamp bay;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet bay — kilnusis lauramedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lauramedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Laurus nobilis), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet bay — Laurel Lau rel, n. [OE. lorel, laurer, lorer, OF. lorier, laurier, F. laurier, (assumed) LL. Laurarius, fr. L. laurus.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus {Laurus} ({Laurus nobilis}), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet bay — /swit ˈbeɪ/ (say sweet bay) noun → laurel (def. 1). Also, bay …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweet bay — Swamp Swamp, n. [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. sv[ o]ppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo s porous, spongy.] Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet-bay — n. 1. Laurel, sweet wood (Laurus nobilis). 2. Swamp sassafras (Magnolia glauca) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sweet bay — noun shrub or small tree having rather small fragrant white flowers; abundant in southeastern United States • Syn: ↑swamp bay, ↑swamp laurel, ↑Magnolia virginiana • Hypernyms: ↑magnolia …   Useful english dictionary

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