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.
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.
A bow for shooting, made of the yew.
Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.
this tree is found only in one or two instances. Ermine, two crosses patty vairy argent and gules; on a chief azure an annulet between two yew-trees or; a crescent for difference--BROADWOOD. Ermine, two palets vairy or and azure; on a chief of the last a bezant between as many yew-trees of the second--BRANDWOOD, Durham. Argent, a bugle-horn sable, in chief three yew-trees proper--MORSE, co. Somerset. 1 and 2.Yokes.
wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows
any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
A medium sized evergreen shrub, maturing at roughly 5' tall by 10' wide with a slow growth rate. Yews like full sun to full shade and well-drained soils.
Hard, durable wood with a warm, light reddish-brown tone. Used for veneers and, less often, cabinet work.
A very hard, tough, pliable wood of orange red or dark brown colour, formerly much used for making bows and the backs of Windsor chairs.
a wood used in wandmaking; Lord Voldemort's wand was made of yew; yew trees grew in the Forbidden Forest (SS5, OP21)
Hard, durable wood of the evergreen yew with a warm, light red-brown tone; useful for veneers, cabinetwork and archery bows.
Although a softwood, the timber of this native British species is very dense and strong. The wood is golden-brown in tone, close-grained and polishes to a fine finish; and as the trunks tend to twist, the wood is often beautifully figured. Yew has been a popular medium for the framework of country-made furniture since the 16thC, and from the 17th for turned drawer knobs and spindles; in the following century the sticks, bows and legs of the best quality windsor chairs were of yew. Yew, particularly the whorled and knotted burr wood, has also been used as a veneer, and was favoured by 20thC artist-craftsmen such as Ernest gimson and Sir Gordon russell.
Any of several coniferous trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Taxus. Canada Yew ( Taxus canadensis) is a shrub native to the North Woods and a favored moose browse. From the Old English iw or eow.