Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.


1. Any of various shrubs of the genus Myrica, having aromatic foliage and small round fruits with a waxy covering.
2. The fruit of these trees.

[bay + berry.]


(ˈbeɪbərɪ) or


n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) any of several North American aromatic shrubs or small trees of the genus Myrica, that bear grey waxy berries: family Myricaceae. See also wax myrtle
2. (Plants) Also called: bay rum tree a tropical American myrtaceous tree, Pimenta racemosa, that yields an oil used in making bay rum
3. (Plants) the fruit of any of these plants


(ˈbeɪˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. any of several often aromatic trees or shrubs of the genus Myrica, of NE North America, bearing a grayish-white berry covered with a wax used in candle making.
2. the berry of such a plant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bayberry - West Indian treebayberry - West Indian tree; source of bay rum
genus Pimenta, Pimenta - allspice tree
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.bayberry - deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berriesbayberry - deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berries
wax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries
References in periodicals archive ?
Gitanjali Prabhu, PHD Technologies LLC, 3234 Bayberry Rd.
The roads, to be milled and repaved, include Bayberry Lane, Mott Avenue, Byington Place, Union Park, Bedford Avenue, Yew Street, Burritt Avenue and Woodward Avenue, from South Main Street to Burritt Avenue.
International Resource News-February 20, 2017--Delta International Oil & Gas to acquire Naptech Test Equipment in collaboration with Bayberry Capital
Wyevale Garden Centres' handsome Bayberry Spruce Christmas Tree is PS214, and they have an impressive collection of traditional/tartan decorations, available in stores.
Saturday at Bayberry Commons Assisted Living and Memorial Care in Eugene.
Victoria Cunningham wants me to go to the Bayberry Hollow tea-room in Tanfield Village, Stanley, to try their "toffee rumpy bumpy cake," which sounds like a grand idea.
James Bradley, Bayberry Mews, Middlesbrough, fined PS440 and ordered to pay compensation of PS9.
Lagos will be holding an upcoming book signing during the Annual Bayberry Craft Fair on Saturday, December 5th from 9am-4pm at the St.
Edwards, 42, of 7 Bayberry Lane, Worcester, charged with driving with a suspended registration, dismissed, $50 costs; driving an unregistered vehicle, found not responsible; and driving an uninsured vehicle, dismissed.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 21, 2015-NexPoint Residential Trust announces acquisition of Bayberry apartments community for USD21m
The property, known as Bayberry, was constructed in 1986 and 1987 and consists of 222 one- and two-bedroom residential units.