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bay leaf:

see laurellaurel,
common name for the Lauraceae, a family of forest trees and shrubs found mainly in tropical SE Asia but also abundant in tropical America. Most have aromatic bark and foliage and are evergreen; deciduous species are usually those that extend into temperate zones.
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bay leaf

[′bā ‚lēf]
(food engineering)
A herb; the dried leaf of the bay tree (Laurus nobilis).
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bay leaf

A stylized laurel leaf used in the form of a garland to decorate torus moldings.
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