Definition of bayberry
noun (plural bayberries)
- 1a North American shrub with aromatic leathery leaves and waxy berries. See also wax myrtle.
- Genus Myrica, family Myricaceae: several species, in particular northern bayberry (M. pensylvanica) and black bayberry (M. heterophylla)
- 2a tropical American shrub with aromatic leaves that are used in the preparation of bay rum. Also called bay rum tree.
- Pimenta racemosa, family Myrtaceae