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Definition: American yew
, n. [OE. ew, AS. e['o]w, [=i]w, eoh; akin to D. ijf,
OHG. [=i]wa, [=i]ha, G. eibe, Icel. [=y]r; cf. Ir. iubhar,
Gael. iubhar, iughar, W. yw, ywen, Lith. j["e]va the black
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
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.
Note: The American yew
, var. Canadensis
is a low and straggling or prostrate bush, never
forming an erect trunk. The California yew
) is a good-sized tree, and its wood is used
for bows, spear handles, paddles, and other similar
implements. Another yew is found in Florida, and there
are species in Japan and the Himalayas.
3. A bow for shooting, made of the yew.