Definition of bayberry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbeɪbɛri/

noun (plural bayberries)

A North American shrub with aromatic leathery leaves and waxy berries. Also called wax myrtle.
  • Genus Myrica, family Myricaceae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Included in the brambles are raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, loganberries, bayberries, and the wineberry.
  • Wild bayberry thrives in the sand with almost no maintenance, will grow in full sun or partial shade, is not harmed by salt spray and is drought-resistant.
  • Before fall migration, swallows gorge themselves on insects and bayberries.


Late 17th century: from bay2 + berry.

Words that rhyme with bayberry


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