sweet baysweet bay
- laurel ()
- ⌂ a North American magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) with fragrant, white flowers, common along the coast from Maine to Texas
- See laurel.
- or sweet·bay A shrub or small tree (Magnolia virginiana) of the eastern United States, having large fragrant white flowers and red fruit.
- alternative term for true laurel, to distinguish it from related species