Definition of 'bay leaf'
Example sentences containing 'bay leaf'
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Remove bay leaf and thyme sprig before serving. The Sun (2016)Not using hops seems to be like not putting a bay leaf in soup. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Drop in the thyme and bay leaf and continue to fry for another minute. The Sun (2016)Add the bay leaf and a little seasoning, then bring the liquid up to a simmer. The Sun (2017)After 20 minutes, remove the bay leaf and thyme. The Sun (2016)Add the stock, thyme and bay leaf and simmer for 30 min. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Take out and discard the studded onion and bay leaf. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Slice remaining garlic in rounds and add to pan with bay leaf and thyme. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Place an orange slice and bay leaf on each fillet then drizzle with oil. The Sun (2015)Make a bundle of thyme and bay leaf. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Discard the thyme sprig and bay leaf. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Add the bay leaf and mixed herbs. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)Add the vegetables and bay leaf. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Place the milk, bay leaf and haddock fillet in a pan. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Add the bay leaf and 600ml milk. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Add onions, garlic and bay leaf and cook slowly until softened and browned. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Add one sprig of rosemary and the bay leaf, then the drained beans and chicken stock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Throw in a couple of sprigs of thyme and a bay leaf, then tip in the mussels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A bay leaf, a few sprigs of thyme or a bunch of parsley will go a long way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Add the milk, onion, bay leaf and peppercorns. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Discard the thyme, which will have shed its leaves, and bay leaf. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Fry chopped onions gently in butter until translucent, then add a bay leaf and the leaves from a few sprigs of thyme and branches of tarragon. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Put the artichokes in a bowl with 3 tbsp olive oil and the thyme, bay leaf and a little salt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Fry until it's just turning golden, then turn the heat up and add the bay leaf and white wine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Melt the butter in a pan with the bay leaf until bubbly and properly hot - but don't let it brown. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'bay leaf'
British English: bay leaf /beɪ liːf/ NOUN
A bay leaf is a leaf of an evergreen tree that can be dried and used as a herb in cooking.
- American English: bay leaf
- Arabic: وَرَق الغار
- Brazilian Portuguese: folha de louro
- Chinese: 月桂树叶
- Croatian: lovorov list
- Czech: bobkový list
- Danish: laurbærblad
- Dutch: laurierblad
- European Spanish: hoja de laurel
- Finnish: laakerinlehti
- French: laurier
- German: Lorbeerblatt
- Greek: φύλλο δάφνης
- Italian: foglia di alloro
- Japanese: ローリエ
- Korean: 월계수 잎
- Norwegian: laurbærblad
- Polish: liść laurowy
- European Portuguese: folha de louro
- Romanian: frunză de dafin
- Russian: лавровый лист
- Spanish: hoja de laurel
- Swedish: lagerblad
- Thai: ใบอบเชย
- Turkish: defne yaprağı
- Ukrainian: лавровий лист
- Vietnamese: lá nguyệt quế
Definition of bay leaf from the Collins English Dictionary
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