Dried bay leaves in a jar.
bay leaf definition by Webster's New World
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the dried, aromatic leaf of certain plants (esp. Laurus nobilis) of the laurel family, used as a seasoning in cooking
bay leaf definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The dried aromatic leaf of the laurel or bay (Laurus nobilis) used as a seasoning in cooking.