California bay tree


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Related to California bay tree: Laurus nobilis, Umbellularia californica
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Noun1.California bay tree - Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruitCalifornia bay tree - Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood
laurel - any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
genus Umbellularia, Umbellularia - aromatic evergreen trees of Pacific coast
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The leaves have been used as a substitute for bay leaves in flavoring meats and soups." That may also account for some of its other common names like bay tree, California bay tree, green bay tree and spice-tree.
But then there's the company's Laurical canola oil, enhanced with genes from the California bay tree. The oil is soon to be used in the manufacture of chocolate, nondairy creamer, and candy coatings, and already is used to make detergents and soap.
The gene was extracted from the California bay tree, which naturally emits 45% laurate in its seed oil.

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