Definition of bayberry in English:

bayberry

Line breaks: bay|berry
Pronunciation: /ˈbeɪbɛri
 
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noun (plural bayberries)

  • A North American shrub with aromatic leathery leaves and waxy berries. Also called wax myrtle.
    • Genus Myrica, family Myricaceae: several species
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    • 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.

Origin

late 17th century: from bay2 + berry.

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