bay leaf means: A bay laurel leaf is an aromatic leaf. It can be used whole, chopped, or ground to give it a slight bitter flavor. It is a pungent seasoning that can be added to soups and stews. A bouquet garni’s primary ingredient. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does bay leaf mean?
- A dried bay or aromatic leaf from the laurel. (Laurus nobilis) Used in the preparation of seasonings for cooking (in Merlin Dictionary)