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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bayberry  \Bay"ber*ry\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  fruit  of  the  bay  tree  or  {Laurus  nobilis}. 
  b  A  tree  of  the  West  Indies  related  to  the  myrtle  ({Pimenta 
  acris}). 
  c  The  fruit  of  {Myrica  cerifera}  (wax  myrtle);  the  shrub 
  itself  --  called  also  {candleberry  tree}. 
 
  {Bayberry  tallow},  a  fragrant  green  wax  obtained  from  the 
  bayberry  or  wax  myrtle;  --  called  also  {myrtle  wax}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Candleberry  tree  \Can"dle*ber`ry  tree\  (Bot.) 
  A  shrub  (the  {Myrica  cerifera},  or  wax-bearing  myrtle), 
  common  in  North  America,  the  little  nuts  of  which  are  covered 
  with  a  greenish  white  wax,  which  was  formerly,  used  for 
  hardening  candles;  --  also  called  {bayberry  tree}, 
  {bayberry},  or  {candleberry}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bayberry 
  n  1:  West  Indian  tree;  source  of  bay  rum  [syn:  {bay-rum  tree},  {Jamaica 
  bayberry},  {wild  cinnamon},  {Pimenta  acris}] 
  2:  deciduous  aromatic  shrub  of  eastern  North  America  with 
  gray-green  wax-coated  berries  [syn:  {candleberry},  {swamp 
  candleberry},  {waxberry},  {Myrica  pensylvanica}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bayberry,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  13090 




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