Bay Leaves - Defined
Bay Leaves—The leaf of the laurel tree dried and used in seasoning soups, sauces, etc.; they resemble in taste and flavor, bitter almonds.
Used constantly, but in small quantities for boiling in soups and sauces. It imparts a flavor like that of plum kernels; is the leaf of a species of laurel; grows wild in parts of the South, plentiful in Florida. Sold in a dry state at the drug stores; cost very little.