laurel (def 1).
California laurel (def 1).
To crown this chapter then, tho in the last place, (for so finis coronat opus) we reserve the bay tree.
Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Evelyn
It was that episode under the bay tree, when she was only a little girl.
The Readjustment Will Irwin
The bay tree was believed to have the property of protection against fire or lightning.
A Righte Merrie Christmasse John Ashton
Assuredly the wicked should not always flourish like the bay tree.
Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
The houseleek and bay tree were supposed to afford protection from lightning.
The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
At the moment when Graham had first entered it, it was in its second year and was flourishing like the proverbial bay tree.
The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
The body of the tree resembles the box-tree, and has leaves almost like the bay tree.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII Robert Kerr
Running to the foot of the bay tree, he was delighted to find that he had bagged a plump turkey-hen.
Captain Ted Louis Pendleton
It is commonly known as the bay tree, on account of the bay-like shape and odor of its leaves when crushed.
The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James
The bay tree gives us a curious instance of the capriciousness of English plant names.
The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
another name for bay4 (sense 1)
named only in Ps. 37:35, Authorized Version. The Hebrew word so rendered is _ereh_, which simply means “native born”, i.e., a tree not transplanted, but growing on its native soil, and therefore luxuriantly. If the psalmist intended by this word to denote any particular tree, it may have been the evergreen bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), which is a native of Palestine. Instead of “like a green bay tree” in the Authorized Version, the Revised Version has, “like a green tree in its native soil.”
- Bay village
a city in N central Ohio.
- Bay window
an alcove of a room, projecting from an outside wall and having its own windows, especially one having its own foundations. Compare bow window, oriel. Informal. a large, protruding belly; paunch. Historical Examples The Emperor, having said just what was needful, retired to the seclusion of his bay window. The Intriguers William Le Queux He […]
a common weaverbird, Ploceus philippinus, of India. Contemporary Examples The more money ISIS has, the more baya [an Islamic oath of loyalty] they will get. With Friends Like These, ISIS Is Doomed Jacob Siegel July 23, 2014 Historical Examples baya piped the low whine of a frightened leveret, and ran for safety into the house. […]
a fabric with horizontal stripes of brilliant colors. Historical Examples We also honored with our presence the bayadere communities, where only women dwell. Told by the Death’s Head Mr Jkai bayadere, a dancing-girl in India, dressed in loose Eastern costume. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood Close by, a mat, as pretty as […]