Definition of Pacific yew

1. Noun. Small or medium irregularly branched tree of the Pacific coast of North America; yields fine hard close-grained wood.

Exact synonyms: California Yew, Taxus Brevifolia, Western Yew
Group relationships: Genus Taxus, Taxus
Generic synonyms: Yew

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pacific Yew

Pacific hemlock
Pacific herring
Pacific loon
Pacific loons
Pacific newt
Pacific plum
Pacific ridley
Pacific sardine
Pacific silver fir
Pacific silver firs
Pacific spiny dogfish
Pacific sturgeon
Pacific tree toad
Pacific tripletail
Pacific walrus
Pacific yew (current term)
Pacinian corpuscle
Packer whacker
Packer whackers
Packera aurea

Literary usage of Pacific yew

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Conservation and Development of Nontimber Forest Products in the Pacific edited by Bettina Von Hagen, James F. Weigand, Rebecca McLain, Roger Fight (1998)
"Provides an overview of the range and habitat where Pacific yew is found, and the associated climate, soils, and vegetation. ..."

2. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"Pacific yew. RANGE.—Pacific coast region from British Columbia (Queen Charlotte ... Pacific yew (Cal. lit.). Taxus floridana Nutt. Florida Yew. RANGE. ..."

3. The Stanislaus and Lake Tahoe Forest Reserves and Adjacent Territory by George Bishop Sudworth (1900)
"Pacific yew. The Pacific yew is also comparatively rare and isolated. It occurs in the deepest shade of red fir, white fir, and incense cedar, ..."

4. Agricultural Biotechnology: Novel Products & New Partnerships by Jane B. Segelken (1998)
"In the early 1960's, an extract of Pacific yew bark was found to contain very low concentrations of the active material. In addition, supply of the bark was ..."

5. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"In North America there are three species, 7'nowe Canadensis, я low straggling shrub; Taxus Floridana, the Florida yew, and Taxus brevifolia, the Pacific yew ..."

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