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bay rum Syllabification: bay rum
Pronunciation: /ˈbā ˌrəm/

Definition of bay rum in English:


An aromatic liquid, used especially for the hair or as an aftershave, typically distilled from rum and the leaves of the bayberry.
Example sentences
  • For instance, as a way of warding off grey hair, our anonymous beautician suggests a tonic of 1oz of castor oil, tincture of jaborandi (an American shrub) and 3oz of bay rum, applied every other night.
  • The cornstarch absorbs perspiration, the baking soda neutralizes stank, and the clove oil and bay rum oil smell good.
  • The woman carries a red flannel bandage and a bottle of bay rum, which was used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.
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