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bay rum, aromatic liquid used chiefly as a cosmetic and a perfume. It originated in the West Indies, where it was prepared by distillation from rum and bay leaves. It is now commonly a mixture of oil of bay (from a bayberry), alcohol, water, oil of pimento, and oil of orange peel.

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bay rum

bay rum • n. an aromatic liquid, used esp. for the hair or as an aftershave, typically distilled from rum and the leaves of the bayberry.

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bay rum See PIMENTA.

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"bay rum." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 Jun. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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