bay leaf

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bay leaf dried leaf of the bay laurel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bay leaf See under 3d Bay.
    • Bay leaf the leaf of the bay tree (Laurus nobilis). It has a fragrant odor and an aromatic taste, and is used for flavoring in food.
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Usage

In literature:

Ingredients: Butter, ham, veal, carrots, shallot, celery bay leaf, cloves, thyme, peppercorns, potato flour, cream, fowl stock.
"The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:" by Mrs. W. G. Waters
Zigzagging down the soft slope, he put the bay to the dense wall of leaf and branch.
"The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey
Every second of deliberation upon a reply costs you a bay leaf.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
They'd as soon think of swimming o'er the bay in a cabbage-leaf as cross at this place.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Cook one can of tomatoes for fifteen minutes with a bay leaf, a bit of mace, onion, cloves, parsley, salt and pepper.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
Cook one-third cup tomatoes with bay leaf, sprig of parsley, one-sixth slice onion, four peppercorns, one clove, eight minutes.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
When nearly tender add an onion, a bay leaf and several sprigs of parsley.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Stew it in half a pint of water, a glass of white wine, a bunch of sweet herbs, an onion, and a bay leaf.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Season with an onion, twelve peppercorns, a few mushrooms, a faggot of parsley, a sprig of thyme, and a bay-leaf.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Clean and boil the eels in water highly seasoned with pepper and salt, an onion, bay-leaf, a clove, and a little vinegar.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
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In poetry:

Plant of Renown, of bleeding leaf,
Blossoming in the House of Grief,
Be thou our Poet's crown of bay,
And keep from him all death away!
"To A Young Poet" by Thomas Aird
The sea is flecked with bars of grey,
The dull dead wind is out of tune,
And like a withered leaf the moon
Is blown across the stormy bay.
"Les Silhouettes" by Oscar Wilde
Over lowlands forest-grown,
Over waters island-strown,
Over silver-sanded beach,
Leaf-locked bay and misty reach,
Melvin stream and burial-heap,
Watch and ward the mountains keep.
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Tea Leaf Green — Cochrane McMillan, left, Trevor Garrod, Scott Rager, Josh Clark and Reed Mathis — plays Saturday in the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room.
1 large onion 3-4 carrots 3-4 ribs celery 1/2 head cabbage 3 c. Water 1 (46 oz) can tomato juice 6 bouillon cubes 1 bay leaf Salt and pepper.
Bay Streeters cope with loss of Toronto Maple Leafs.
Bay Streeters cope with loss of Toronto Maple Leafs.
Mike Salamunovich, sous chef of The Bay Leaf in Traverse City, makes a pork chop and vegetable dinner featuring local ingredients.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED—Margaret Carlson stands next to Eleanor Roosevelt's jade tree in the kids' room of Bay Leaf Books.
Cover lentils with water and add the vegetables, garlic and bay leaf.
Combine the lentils , water or stock, onion, garlic cloves and bay leaf in a large soup pot or Dutch oven.
Add the tomatoes, bay leaf, lentils , smoked turkey and 2 quarts of water and bring to a boil.
2 cups green lentils , rinsed 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups water 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced 2 cups finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro.
For the Octopus ½ cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 bay leaf 3 whole octopuses , ½ pound each 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil.
Add the onions, garlic, crushed red pepper salt, basil, oregano and black pepper, and bay leaf, and cook, stirring, until soft, 4 minutes.
Ravioli with Cream, Bay Leaf and Sage.
First you need to make a sachet of herbs: whole garlic cloves 5, bay leafs, parsley stems, fresh thyme, rosemary/marjoram.
1 bay leaf (remove bay leaf before serving).
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In science:

As can be seen in Figure 4, building trees to full depth prevents the forest from making progress towards the Bayes error over a huge range of data set sizes, whereas the forest composed of trees with growing leafs steadily decreases its excess error.
Consistency of Online Random Forests
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