bayberry


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bayberry \Bay"ber*ry\, n. (Bot.)
   (a) The fruit of the bay tree or Laurus nobilis.
   (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle ({Pimenta
       acris}).
   (c) The fruit of Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle); the shrub
       itself; -- called also candleberry tree.
       [1913 Webster]

   Bayberry tallow, a fragrant green wax obtained from the
      bayberry or wax myrtle; -- called also myrtle wax.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Candleberry tree \Can"dle*ber`ry tree\ (Bot.)
   A shrub (the Myrica cerifera, or wax-bearing myrtle),
   common in North America, the little nuts of which are covered
   with a greenish white wax, which was formerly, used for
   hardening candles; -- also called bayberry tree,
   bayberry, or candleberry.
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