Bayberry

Rot bayberry,Arbutus auf dem Hintergrund des Holztisches

Myrica Cerifera

Bayberry (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From bay +‎ berry.

Noun

bayberry (plural bayberries)

  1. (Canada, US) The fruit of the wax myrtle shrub; or the plant itself (Morella cerifera), with aromatic, leathery leaves and waxy berries.
    1. Other species in the family Myricaceae, especially in genus Myrica; bay-rum tree, candleberry.
  2. The fruit of the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis).
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographica, XLIII:
      [T]heir shape was much like a Figg, but very much smaller, some being about the bigness of a Bay-berry, others, and the biggest, of a Hazel-Nut.
  3. West Indian bay tree (Pimenta racemosa), a tropical American shrub with aromatic leaves
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