Bayberry Definition

bābĕrē
bayberries
noun
bayberries
Any of various shrubs of the genus Myrica, having aromatic foliage and small round fruits with a waxy covering.
American Heritage
Any of a genus (Myrica) of shrubs of the bayberry family, as the wax myrtle, having a small, berrylike fruit covered with a wax used in making candles.
Webster's New World
The fruit of these trees.
American Heritage
The fruit.
Webster's New World
A tropical American tree (Pimenta racemosa) of the myrtle family, that yields an aromatic oil used in making bay rum.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • Myrica pensylvanica
  • swamp candleberry
  • candleberry
  • waxberry
  • Pimenta acris
  • wild cinnamon
  • Jamaica bayberry
  • bay-rum tree
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adjective
Designating a family (Myricaceae) of aromatic, dicotyledonous trees and shrubs (order Myricales)
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Bayberry

Noun

Singular:
bayberry
Plural:
bayberries

Origin of Bayberry

  • bay +‎ berry

    From Wiktionary

  • bay berry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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