[juː] or [ju]
(noun.) any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves.
(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.
(v. i.) See Yaw.
(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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A bow for shooting, made of the yew.
(a.) Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.
n. a tree of genus Taxus—natural order Taxace itself a suborder of Conifer—widely diffused over the whole northern parts of the world with narrow lanceolate or linear leaves (in Europe long planted in graveyards) yielding an elastic wood good for bows: its wood.—adj. Yew′en (Spens.) made of yew.—n. Yew′-tree.
- On each side stood a sable bush-holly or yew. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- I commented, as that spectre rose up black by the black yew at the gate. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- The English had a six-foot long bow made of yew or ash, in a single straight piece, that shot arrows the length of a man’s arm. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- He was small and bent, and perhaps not actively strong; yet he was as tough as an old yew-tree, and as crusty as an old jackdaw. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- I shall give orders that he may be sent to me in the Yew-tree Walk, where I shall be taking my usual exercise. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I shall be in the Yew-tree Walk for the next half-hour, said Mr. Casaubon, and then he left her. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- At eleven o'clock next morning my friend and I were walking up the famous yew avenue of Holdernesse Hall. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- No, you never saw it; but you recognize the nature of these trees, this foliage--the cypress, the willow, the yew. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.