Definition of Yew

1. Noun. Wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows.

Generic synonyms: Wood



2. Noun. Any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves.

Definition of Yew

1. v. i. See Yaw.

2. n. 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.

3. a. Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.

4. v. i. See Yaw.

5. n. 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.

6. a. Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.

Definition of Yew

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (countable by extension) Any tree or shrub of the genus ''Taxus''. ¹

3. Noun. The wood of the yew. ¹

4. Adjective. Made from the wood of the yew tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Yew

1. an evergreen tree or shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Yew

1. A type of tree found in temperate climates, different families (taxus) in North & South America, China, Africa and Europe. Taxol and taxotere - promising investigational chemotherapeutic agents, are both derived from this family of trees. Although they are now in clinical use, their high expense prevent many from using them. Their regular use is not recommended outside investigational protocols in developing countries. (16 Dec 1997)

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