[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.

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(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.



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