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bayberry (plural bayberries)
- A plant in the genus Myrica, a North American shrub with aromatic leather leaves and waxy berries.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
- A tropical American shrub with aromatic leaves that are used in the preparation of bay rum.