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  1. bay rumnoun

    an aromatic liquid originally obtained by distilling the leaves of the bayberry tree with rum


  1. bay rum

    Bay rum is a type of lotion or aftershave made from the leaves of the West Indian bay tree and often mixed with alcohol and other fragrant ingredients. It has a spicy, woodsy fragrance and is noted for its astringent and calming properties. It was historically used by sailors as an all-purpose fragrance, antiseptic, and tonic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bay rum

    a fragrant liquid, used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes


  1. Bay rum

    Bay rum is the name of a cologne/aftershave lotion. Other uses include as under-arm deodorant and as a fragrance for shaving soap, as well as a general astringent. It is a distillate that was originally made in Saint Thomas "and probably other West Indian islands" from rum and the leaves and/or berries of the West Indian bay tree, Pimenta racemosa. Other ingredients may be citrus and spice oils, the most common being lime oil, oil of cloves and cinnamon. It was first made fashionable in New York and other American cities before it was available in Europe. Proprietary bay rum lotions are produced by labs in several West Indian republics, as well as American and European fragrance companies. The bay laurel, the "bay leaves" in common culinary use, are from a completely unrelated species, Laurus nobilis, and not the West Indian bay tree. Bay laurel can be used to produce a similar, although not identical, product.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bay rum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bay rum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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