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Bayberry   Listen

West Indian tree; source of bay rum.  Synonyms: bay-rum tree, Jamaica bayberry, Pimenta acris, wild cinnamon.
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

... growth of asters of every hue, and white and pink spirea and golden rod, and blue iris, and the delicate, rose-colored arethusa, and the blue fringed gentian abounded on every hand; also shrubs of the bayberry, wild rose and sweet brier, with ...
— Peak's Island - A Romance of Buccaneer Days • Ford Paul

... make wine from wild grapes. Those in Maine and Acadia, at a later period, made good candles from the waxy fruit of the shrub known locally as the "bayberry." ] ...
— The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century • Francis Parkman

... of music floats The slope of the hillside over— A little wandering sparrow's notes— On the bloom of yarrow and clover. And the smell of sweet-fern and the bayberry-leaf On his ripple of song are stealing; For he is a chartered thief, The wealth ...
— Voices for the Speechless • Abraham Firth

... to the west—and in the direction of the village—were five miles of nothing in particular. A desolate wilderness of rolling sand-dunes, beach grass, huckleberry and bayberry bushes, cedar swamps, and small clumps of pitch-pines. Through this desert the three or four rutted, crooked sand roads, leading to and from the lights, turned and twisted. Along their borders dwelt no human being; but life was there, life in abundance. Ezra Payne, late assistant keeper at the ...
— The Woman-Haters • Joseph C. Lincoln

... believe any of you happen to have just the same passion for the blue hyacinth which I have,—very certainly not for the crushed lilac-leaf-buds; many of you do not know how sweet they are. You love the smell of the sweet-fern and the bayberry-leaves, I don't doubt; but I hardly think that the last bewitches you with young memories as it does me. For the same reason I come back to damask roses, after having raised a good many of the rarer varieties. I like to go to operas and concerts, but ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

... trod were of sand heaped high by the western winds; and the growth over them was wire-grass and thistles, bayberry and golden broom and stunted pine, with many humble wild flowers—things ...
— The Valley of Vision • Henry Van Dyke

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

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