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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Yew  \Yew\,  n.  [OE.  ew  AS  e['o]w,  [=i]w,  eoh;  akin  to  D.  ijf, 
  OHG.  [=i]wa,  [=i]ha,  G.  eibe,  Icel.  [=y]r;  cf  Ir  iubhar, 
  Gael.  iubhar,  iughar  W.  yw  ywen,  Lith.  j["e]va  the  black 
  alder  tree.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Note:  The  {American  yew}  ({Taxus  baccata},  var.  {Canadensis}) 
  is  a  low  and  straggling  or  prostrate  bush,  never 
  forming  an  erect  trunk.  The  {California  yew}  ({Taxus 
  brevifolia})  is  a  good-sized  tree,  and  its  wood  is  used 
  for  bows,  spear  handles,  paddles,  and  other  similar 
  implements.  Another  yew  is  found  in  Florida,  and  there 
  are  species  in  Japan  and  the  Himalayas. 
 
  3.  A  bow  for  shooting,  made  of  the  yew. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Canadensis,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  18325 




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