Definition of Yew

  • (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.

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