Etymology

1. yew

noun. ['ˈjuː'] wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows.

Etymology

  • ew (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • iw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word yew


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
However, never feed your goats yew branches; the yew plant is toxic to goats.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Shear and prune a yew tree in the late winter or early spring.

3. Adverb
Like yew wood, osage orange wood is strong, yet elastic enough to support repeated bending and stretching.

4. Adjective
Measure out a 5-foot-by-3-inch piece of yew wood.

5. Noun, plural
In England and Wales, many yew are over 3,000 years old.

2. plum-yew

noun. any of several evergreen trees and shrubs of eastern Asia resembling yew and having large seeds enclosed in a fleshy envelope; sometimes cultivated as ornamentals.

Synonyms

  • coniferous tree
  • conifer
  • Cephalotaxus

3. nutmeg-yew

noun. California evergreen having a fruit resembling a nutmeg but with a strong turpentine flavor.

Synonyms

  • Torreya
  • genus Torreya
  • California nutmeg
  • yew

4. yew

noun. ['ˈjuː'] any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves.

Synonyms

  • Florida yew
  • white-berry yew
  • Torreya taxifolia
  • Taxus brevifolia
  • California nutmeg
  • western yew
  • stinking yew
  • Old World yew
  • Japanese yew
  • Taxus baccata
  • Taxus cuspidata
  • family Taxaceae
  • Taxus floridana
  • Austrotaxus spicata
  • California yew
  • Pseudotaxus chienii
  • Taxaceae
  • coniferous tree
  • nutmeg-yew
  • Torreya californica
  • stinking cedar
  • New Caledonian yew
  • conifer
  • yew family
  • Torrey tree
  • Pacific yew

Etymology

  • ew (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • iw (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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