Definition of "bayberry" [bay•ber•ry]

  • A deciduous, eastern North American shrub (Myrica pensylvanica) having aromatic foliage and small globose fruits with a waxy covering used for making fragrant candles. (noun)
  • The fruit of this tree. (noun)

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Use "bayberry" in a sentence
  • "Dr. Fuja continued, "We are particularly pleased to include in the formulation the powerful, marquis super-antioxidant yum berry (yang-mei in Chinese), also known as red bayberry, which is harvested from one hundred-year-old trees, and the flavonoid-rich concord grape, which has been shown to contain potent antioxidants that may protect against oxidative stress and reduce the risk of free radical damage and chronic diseases.""
  • "Some appropriate shrubs are summersweet, Virginia sweetspire, southern bayberry and winterberry holly."
  • "He attempted to bring back the game's naturalist approach by using only native plants—pitch pine, shad, scrub oak, bayberry and wild blueberry—and incorporating structural elements of the old racetrack."