What does Bay leaf mean?

Bay leaf meaning in General Dictionary

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  • dried leaf of the bay laurel
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Bay leaf meaning in Cooking Dictionary

An aromatic leaf that comes from bay laurel. Whole, halved, or ground, it lends a somewhat sour flavor. A pungent seasoning to enhance soups, stews, and stocks. One of several major ingredients in a bouquet garni.