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Meaning of BAY RUM

Pronunciation:  bey rum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an aromatic liquid originally obtained by distilling the leaves of the bayberry tree with rum
 
 See Also: after-shave, after-shave lotion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bay" rum"\
A fragrant liquid, used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.

Note: 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 Pharmacop[oe]ia (spirit of myrcia) is prepared from
      oil of myrcia (bayberry), oil of orange peel, oil of
      pimento, alcohol, and water.

 

 

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