Yew

Definition of Yew

Pronunciation: ū
v. i.1.See Yaw.
n.1.
1.(Bot.) An evergreen tree (Taxus baccata) of Europe, allied to the pines, but having a peculiar berrylike fruit instead of a cone. It frequently grows in British churchyards.
2.The wood of the yew. It is light red in color, compact, fine-grained, and very elastic. It is preferred to all other kinds of wood for bows and whipstocks, the best for these purposes coming from Spain.
3.A bow for shooting, made of the yew.
a.1.Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.

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