loblolly bayloblolly bay
an evergreen tree (Gordonia lasianthus) of the tea family, found in the SE U.S. and having large, white, fragrant flowers
(plural loblolly bays)
- An elegant white-flowered evergreen shrub or small tree, Gordonia lasianthus, growing in the maritime parts of the Southern United States. Its bark is sometimes used in tanning.
- A similar West Indian tree, Gordonia haematoxylon