the tupelo, Nyssa aquatica.
It was sold as bay poplar, and the purchaser was left to infer that it was poplar cut in the region tributary to Chesapeake bay.
American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
- Bay psalm book
a translation of the Psalms by John Eliot and others: the first book published (1640) in America. Contemporary Examples You can even find out what the first book printed in America was (The Bay Psalm Book). 8 Great Books About Books: ‘Phantoms On the Bookshelves’ & More Michele Filgate July 18, 2012 Historical Examples The […]
- Bay rum
a fragrant liquid used chiefly as an aftershaving lotion, prepared by distilling the leaves of the tropical American bay, Pimenta racemosa, with rum or by mixing oil from the leaves with alcohol, water, and other oils. Historical Examples From one of these he bought two cases of bay rum, paying twenty cents a quart for […]
- Bay salt
salt derived by evaporating seawater in the sun. Historical Examples Throw them into a pan of pump water, sprinkle on a handful of bay salt, stir it about, and then take out the fish. The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton […]
- Bay scallop
a small scallop, Pecten irradians, inhabiting shallow waters and mud flats from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, especially eastern Long Island Sound. the edible abductor muscle of this scallop, having a sweet and delicate flavor.