bayberry

(redirected from wax myrtle)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to wax myrtle: crepe myrtle, southern wax myrtle

bayberry

Herbal medicine
A shrub, the root bark of which contains myricadiol—a triterpene, myricitrin—a flavonoid glycoside, tannins, resin and gum; it is anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and astringent.
 
Toxicity
Electrolyte derangement; retention of Na+ and reduced K+.

bay·ber·ry

(bā'ber-ē)
A fragrant shrub (Myrica pennsylvanica, M. cerifera) native to North America with leaves that are prepared in various medicinal formulations.
Synonym(s): candleberry, southern wax myrtle, waxberry.
References in periodicals archive ?
Two wax myrtle plants infested with lobate lac scale were selected for simulated frost treatment and one as a control.
(1) Wax myrtles, 1.0 [+ or -] 0.4 m tall, in 38-liter black plastic containers with growing medium and fertilizer applications as described above in full sun at the FLREC (25[degrees]5'N, 80[degrees]14'W).
Meanwhile, the retiring yellow and green females weave fine grasses into high-walled cup nests, usually in wax myrtle and other shrubs, low trees such as a red cedar or pine, or in vine tangles or Spanish moss.
Catalina cherry and Pacific wax myrtle screen the fence, while bearberry, ceanothus, Oregon grape, and penstemon fill the beds.
The bride's hand-tied wedding bouquet contained Casablanca lilies, hypericum berries, and wax myrtles. The lace sleeve surrounding the bouquet was from the mother of the bride's wedding dress.
Legare leads the way down a sandy path into woods dominated by palmettos, wax myrtles, scrub oaks and longleaf pines.
Mike planted a couple of wax myrtles in the northeast corner of the pool area when the house was new, but the trees have nearly outgrown their spot, leaving precious little room for lounging in the hammock positioned among the branches.