Bayou to Beakhead

(Bay"ou) n.; pl. Bayous [North Am. Indian bayuk, in F. spelling bayouc, bayouque.] An inlet from the Gulf of Mexico, from a lake, or from a large river, sometimes sluggish, sometimes without perceptible movement except from tide and wind. [Southern U. S.]

A dark slender thread of a bayou moves loiteringly northeastward into a swamp of huge cypresses.
G. W. Cable.

Bay rum
(Bay" rum") A fragrant liquid, used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.

The original bay rum, from the West Indies, is prepared, it is believed, by distillation from the leaves of the bayberry (Myrcia acris). The bay rum of the Pharmacopœia (spirit of myrcia) is prepared from oil of myrcia oil of orange peel, oil of pimento, alcohol, and water.

(Bays, Bayze) n. See Baize. [Obs.]

Bay salt
(Bay" salt`) Salt which has been obtained from sea water, by evaporation in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the sun; the large crystalline salt of commerce. Bacon. Ure.

Bay tree
(Bay" tree`). A species of laurel. (Laurus nobilis).

Bay window
(Bay" win"dow) (Arch.) A window forming a bay or recess in a room, and projecting outward from the wall, either in a rectangular, polygonal, or semicircular form; — often corruptly called a bow window.

Bay yarn
(Bay" yarn`) Woolen yarn. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.

(Ba*zaar" Ba*zar") n. [Per. bazar market.]

1. In the East, an exchange, marketplace, or assemblage of shops where goods are exposed for sale.

2. A spacious hall or suite of rooms for the sale of goods, as at a fair.

3. A fair for the sale of fancy wares, toys, etc., commonly for a charitable object. Macaulay.

(Bdel"lium) n. [L., fr. Gr. bde`llion; cf. Heb. b'dolakh bdellium ]

1. An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a kind of amber found in Arabia.

2. A gum resin of reddish brown color, brought from India, Persia, and Africa.

Indian bdellium or false myrrh is an exudation from Balsamodendron Roxburghii. Other kinds are known as African, Sicilian, etc.

(||Bdel*loi"de*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. bde`lla leech + -oid.] (Zoöl.) The order of Annulata which includes the leeches. See Hirudinea.

(Bdel*lom"e*ter) n. [Gr. bde`lla leech + -meter.] (Med.) A cupping glass to which are attached a scarificator and an exhausting syringe. Dunglison.

(||Bdel`lo*mor"pha) n. [NL., fr. Gr. bde`lla leech + morfh` form.] (Zoöl.) An order of Nemertina, including the large leechlike worms (Malacobdella) often parasitic in clams.

(Be) v. i. [imp. Was ; p. p. Been ; p. pr. & vb. n. Being.] [OE. been, beon, AS. beón to be, beóm I am; akin to OHG. bim, pim, G. bin, I am, Gael. & Ir. bu was, W. bod to be, Lith. bu-ti, O. Slav. by-ti, to be, L. fu-i I have been, fu-turus about to be, fo-re to be about to be, and perh. to fieri to become, Gr. fynai to be born, to be, Skr. bhu to be. This verb is defective, and the parts lacking

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