Yew

Adjective

  • Made from the wood of the yew tree.

Noun

  • (countable, by extension) Any tree or shrub of the genus Taxus.
  • in family Cephalotaxaceae
  • (countable) A species of coniferous tree, Taxus baccata, with dark-green flat needle-like leaves and seeds bearing red arils, native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia.
  • in family Podocarpaceae
  • A bow for archery, made of yew wood.
  • Other conifers resembling plants in genus Taxus
  • (uncountable) The wood of the such trees.

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