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 for 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
     (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.
        [1913 Webster]

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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: West Indian tree; source of bay rum [syn: bayberry, bay-
           rum tree, Jamaica bayberry, wild cinnamon, Pimenta
      2: deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-
         green wax-coated berries [syn: bayberry, candleberry,
         swamp candleberry, waxberry, Myrica pensylvanica]

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