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.
tree (part of speech: noun)
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- The monument itself is plain, not to say hideous, but the simple words inscribed thereon are unspeakably grand when read amongst the surroundings of " wood" and " rugged elm" and " yew- tree's shade," unchanged as they are after the lapse of a century and a half. - "A Cotswold Village", J. Arthur Gibbs.
- Yew'll know me again when yew see me,- say?" - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
- Out and down it went again, " He- yew!" - "The Seiners", James B. (James Brendan) Connolly.