A broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward. An evergreen Mediterranean shrub of the laurel family, with deep green leaves and purple berries. Its aromatic leaves are used in cooking and were formerly used to make triumphal crowns for victors. A similarly aromatic tree or shrub of North America, especially the bayberry used in the preparation of bay rum. A recessed or enclosed area, in particular. A bay horse. The sound of baying, especially that of hounds in close pursuit of their quarry. (of a dog, especially a large one) bark or howl loudly. (of a horse) brown with black points.