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In physical geography, a bay or gulf is a collection of water (either a lake or sea) that is surrounded by land on three sides, and open to more water on the fourth. In a way, this makes it the inverse of a peninsula.

Some well-known bays are:

Bay is a color of the hair coats of horses, characterized by a body color of dark red (known as blood bay[?]) to deep brown, with black mane[?], tail and lower legs. Some bay horses may have darker coloration in bars[?] on their shoulders and rarely, a dark stripe down the back. The hair coats and hides of bay horses are noted for their durability and sun resistance. For this, among other reasons, bay is a favorite color among ranchers and horse enthusiasts.

Bay is also a herb: see bay leaf.

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