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