genus Taxus

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Noun1.genus Taxus - yewsgenus Taxus - yews          
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
family Taxaceae, Taxaceae, yew family - sometimes classified as member of order Taxales
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
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The first fossil records appear in the Triassic (Paleotaxus), while the genus Taxus is documented as early as the Jurassic, with close proximity to the existing species of Taxus baccata (ABELLA, 2009).
The genus Taxus includes 12 species, only one native to Europe, with few morphological features to distinguish some species from others (COPE, 1998; PARMAR & al., 1999).
Then, if you get a slap about the face, you can act surprised and insist that you were simply admiring a tree of the genus taxus: "I was only saying that I love yew," you can say in a hurt tone.