Definitions for hamamelis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hamamelis, genus Hamamelis(noun)

    deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazel

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hamamelis(noun)

    a genus of plants which includes the witch-hazel (Hamamelis Virginica), a preparation of which is used medicinally

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. "amamhli`s a kind of medlar or service tree; "a`ma at the same time + mh^lon an apple, any tree fruit.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hamamelis

    A plant genus of the family Hamamelidaceae, order Hamamelidales. It is known for the astringent (ASTRINGENTS) extract of leaves and bark used in over the counter preparations. This should not be confused with the similar named Hamelia genus (RUBIACEAE).

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