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Definition of yew:

  1. A bow for shooting, made of the yew.
  2. 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.
  3. See Yaw.
  4. 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.


brushwood, brush, deal.

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