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bay leaf Syllabification: bay leaf
Pronunciation: /ˈbā ˌlēf/

Definition of bay leaf in English:


The aromatic, usually dried, leaf of the bay tree, used in cooking.
Example sentences
  • Add garlic, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, juniper berries, peppercorns, reserved duck necks and remaining duck or goose fat.
  • Melt the butter in a large pot, then add the onion, celery, leek, curry powder, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, thyme and saffron.
  • Experiment with a variety of herbs until you hit on combinations you like; rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, cilantro and bay leaves are common flavourings along with onions and celery.
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