Bay tree



laurel (def 1).
California laurel (def 1).
Historical Examples

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

noun
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.”

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