bay laurel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bay laurel small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
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Usage

In literature:

The deep breath of the pine-woods, the faint, cool resinous spices of bay and laurel, at last brought surcease to his wounded spirit.
"Jeff Briggs's Love Story" by Bret Harte
Again, we know that the bay-tree, or laurel, was dedicated to the oracular Pythian Apollo.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Upon two somewhat similar coins of Constantine the cross is placed within a circular wreath of bay or laurel.
"The Non-Christian Cross An Enquiry Into the Origin and History of the Symbol Eventually Adopted as That of Our Religion" by John Denham Parsons
Nothing is better than ivy used as the stick to be rubbed, and bay-laurel as the stick to rub with.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
The oil produced is the oil of bay laurel, oil of sweet bay.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
Long may I live so, and my wreath of bays Be less another's laurel than thy praise.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
The man comes back, and is greeted with boughs and bays, with love and laurel.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
Laurel; hence crowned with bays.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Not crowned with the shadow of a man's laurels, but wearing her own bay leaves as Tasso did.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Bay leaves can be procured at any drug store, or German grocery, at a very moderate expense; they have the flavor of laurel.
"The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery" by Juliet Corson
The hounds were baying furiously somewhere back of the entrance, among the laurel stems.
"Some Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OE. Somerville
The Bay is the true Laurel, of whose leaves and berries the wreaths were made in ancient days for poets and conquerors.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
One who had been his bosom friend, cutting a slip from a bay laurel close by, planted it in the grave.
"Mayne Reid" by Elizabeth Reid
In his earlier days he fairly earned the poet's laurels, and now he has also won the bays of civic virtue.
"The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine" by Heinrich Heine
Bay Laurel is as quiet as any horse in the stable, Nancy.
"The Eldest Son" by Archibald Marshall
On page 61 is illustrated the Poet's Laurel or Sweet Bay, a beautiful evergreen shrub from South Europe.
"Our Flowering Shrubs" by Anonymous
Is the eye waxen dim, is the dark hair changing to grey, That hath won neither laurel nor bay?
"Shelburne Essays, Third Series" by Paul Elmer More
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In poetry:

Wreath of laurel and crown of bay
And the noisy trump of Fame,
Praise for the singer's deathless lay,
And a listening world's acclaim.
"Vain" by Leigh Gordon Giltner
Vain dream! -- with war's indignant frown
Fame twin'd the cypress with the bay;
'Be this,' she cried, 'the laurel crown
To deck my hero's parting day!
"On The Death Of Lieut. Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby. Killed At The Battle Of Alexandria, In Egypt, Marc" by Hector MacNeill
When next came Sorrow, life was winged with scent
Of glistening laurel and full—blossoming bay:
I asked, but understood not, what she meant,
Offered her flowers, and she went her way.
"Sorrow’s Importunity" by Alfred Austin
IX. To bliss abandon'd; now pursued by woe;
The world's sad outcast; now the world's proud gaze;
The vine and yew alternate wreath'd his brow,
The soldier 's laurel, and the poet's bays.
"The Minstrel Boy" by Sydney Owenson
By many a bard the Cameron clan is sung,
Their march, their charge, their war cry, their array;
Their laurels that from bloody fields have sprung,
Where they have kept the sternest foes at bay.
"Address To The Hon. Malcolm Cameron" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Bay Laurel ( Laurus Nobilis ).
Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) is a beautiful evergreen shrub of culinary fame.
Carrold Andrew Puffer , 68, resident of Laurel Baye Health Care and formerly of Honea Path, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Barnwell County Hospital.
Now is a good time to control scale insects on evergreen shrubs and trees such as camellias, hollies, bay laurel, myrtle, enonymus, citrus, photinias and boxwood through use of a horticultural oil spray.
Laurel Drive between Bay Street and Magnolia Street in Oriole Beach will close Nov 5 for about one week while Santa Rosa County works on a drainage project.
Laurel Drive between Bay Street and Magnolia Street in Oriole Beach will close Nov 5 for about one week while Santa Rosa County works on a drainage project.
Lighthouse Bay wins Smart Halo at Laurel by nose.
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