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yew
English yew
Taxus baccata

yew

 (yo͞o)
n.
1. Any of several poisonous evergreen coniferous trees or shrubs of the genus Taxus, having scarlet cup-shaped arils and flat needles that are dark green above and yellowish below. Yews contain compounds used in medicine and are often grown as ornamentals.
2. The wood of any of these trees, especially the durable, fine-grained wood of the Eurasian and North African species Taxus baccata, used in cabinetmaking and for archery bows.

[Middle English, from Old English īw.]

yew

(juː)
n
1. (Plants) any coniferous tree of the genus Taxus, of the Old World and North America, esp T. baccata, having flattened needle-like leaves, fine-grained elastic wood, and solitary seeds with a red waxy aril resembling berries: family Taxaceae
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees, used to make bows for archery
3. (Archery) archery a bow made of yew
[Old English īw; related to Old High German īwa, Old Norse ӯr yew, Latin ūva grape, Russian iva willow]

yew1

(yu)

n.
1. any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Taxus, of the family Taxaceae, having needlelike foliage and seeds enclosed in a fleshy aril.
2. the fine-grained, elastic wood of any of these trees.
3. an archer's bow made of this wood.
[before 900; Middle English ew(e), Old English ēow, ī(o)w, c. Old Saxon īh, Old High German īga, īwa, Old Norse ýr, Middle Irish yew (Old Irish: stem, shaft), Welsh ywen yew tree, Russian íva willow]

yew2

(yu; unstressed yʊ)

pron.
Eye Dial. you.

yew

(yo͞o)
Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs that have short, flat needles and solitary seeds contained in a red, berry-like covering instead of a cone. Yews are found chiefly in cooler temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yew - wood of a yewyew - wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows
yew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.yew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leavesyew - any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
California nutmeg, nutmeg-yew, Torreya californica - California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavor
stinking cedar, stinking yew, Torrey tree, Torreya taxifolia - rare small evergreen of northern Florida; its glossy green leaves have an unpleasant fetid smell when crushed
family Taxaceae, Taxaceae, yew family - sometimes classified as member of order Taxales
yew - wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows
English yew, Old World yew, Taxus baccata - predominant yew in Europe; extraordinarily long-lived and slow growing; one of the oldest species in the world
California yew, Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia, western yew - small or medium irregularly branched tree of the Pacific coast of North America; yields fine hard close-grained wood
Japanese yew, Taxus cuspidata - shrubby hardy evergreen of China and Japan having lustrous dark green foliage; cultivated in the eastern United States
Florida yew, Taxus floridana - small bushy yew of northern Florida having spreading branches and very narrow leaves
Austrotaxus spicata, New Caledonian yew - large yew native to New Caledonia; cultivated in eastern Australia and New Zealand and Hawaii
Pseudotaxus chienii, white-berry yew - yew of southeastern China, differing from the Old World yew in having white berries
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
Translations
شَجَر الطَّقْسوسطَقْسُوس
tis
takstakstræ
EibeEibenholz
jugapuu
marjakuusi
tisa
tiszafa
ÿviîur, ÿr
イチイ
주목
kukmedis
īve
tis
idegran
ต้นไม้ที่เขียวตลอดปี
cây thủy tùng

yew

[juː] N (also yew tree) → tejo m

yew

[ˈjuː] nif mY-fronts® [ˈwaɪfrʌnts] npl (British)slip m kangourou

yew

n (also yew tree)Eibe f; (= wood)Eibe (→ nholz nt) f

yew

[juː] n (also yew tree) → tasso

yew

(juː) noun
a type of evergreen tree with dark leaves and red berries.

yew

طَقْسُوس tis taks Eibe ήμερο έλατο tejo marjakuusi if tisa tasso イチイ 주목 taxusboom barlind cis teixo тис idegran ต้นไม้ที่เขียวตลอดปี porsuk ağacı cây thủy tùng 紫杉
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The bow was made in England: Of true wood, of yew wood, The wood of English bows; So men who are free Love the old yew tree And the land where the yew tree grows.
I took up my place behind a yew tree, and I saw his dark figure move until the intervening headstones and trees hid it from my sight.
Suddenly, as I turned round, I thought I saw something like a white streak, moving between two dark yew trees at the side of the churchyard farthest from the tomb.
Rows of very ancient yew trees cut into strange designs girded it round.
I have said that a decoration of yew trees circled the garden.
J Clayton, listed building consentfor for construction of single-storey rear extension, porch to front, internal alterations and replacement windows, 5, Yew Tree, Slaithwaite.
Andy explained:"The yew tree there is thought to be about 6000 years old.
Bevan-Jones explores the history of the yew tree in the landscape and cultural heritage of Britain, in order to encourage people to take more notice of their ancient and enduring presence and to consider the yew as a botanical legacy within the ancient landscape.
The Yew Tree Inn in Gresford closed back in September after being on the market for three years.
Yew Tree Care Centre, Yew Tree Avenue, Redcar, held a family fun day recently
Although only in existence for 12 months this hard-working team have already made a positive impact on the Knotty Ash, Old Swan, West Derby and Yew Tree wards of Liverpool East and were recognised as Northern Regional Winners earlier this year.
YEW TREE HOUSE, NEAR MARTLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE You'd never tire of the views at Yew Tree House, which was built on a hillside to make the most of the rural landscape.