Bay-rum meaning

An aromatic liquid originally prepared by distilling the leaves of the West Indian bay tree (Pimenta racemosa) in rum and water but now usually made by mixing the oil from those leaves with other solvents.
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An aromatic liquid formerly obtained from leaves of the bayberry tree, now made of certain oils, water, and alcohol: it is used in medicines and cosmetics.
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The original bay rum, from the West Indies, is prepared, it is believed, by distillation from the leaves of the bayberry (Myrcia acris). The bay rum of the Pharmacopoeia (spirit of myrcia) is prepared from oil of myrcia (bayberry), oil of orange peel, oil of pimento, alcohol, and water.

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