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Bayberry

noun
1.
West Indian tree; source of bay rum.  Synonyms: bay-rum tree, Jamaica bayberry, Pimenta acris, wild cinnamon.
2.
Deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berries.  Synonyms: candleberry, Myrica pensylvanica, swamp candleberry, waxberry.



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"Bayberry" Quotes from Famous Books



... Whip-poor-wills wake and cry, Drawing the twilight close about their throats. Only my heart makes answer. Eager vines Go up the rocks and wait; flushed apple-trees Pause in their dance and break the ring for me; Dim, shady wood-roads, redolent of fern And bayberry, that through sweet bevies thread Of round-faced roses, pink and petulant, Look back and beckon ere they disappear. Only my heart, only my heart responds. Yet, ah, my path is sweet on either side All through the dragging day,—sharp ...
— Second April • Edna St. Vincent Millay



Words linked to "Bayberry" :   genus Pimenta, Pimenta, waxberry, wax myrtle, tree



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