Definitions for yewyu; unstressed yʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Taxus, of the family Taxaceae, having needlelike foliage and seeds enclosed in a fleshy aril.

    Category: Plants

  2. the fine-grained, elastic wood of any of these trees.

  3. an archer's bow made of this wood.

Origin of yew:

bef. 900; ME ew(e), OE ēow, ī(o)w, c. OS īh, OHG īga, īwa, ON ýr, MIr yew (OIr: stem, shaft), Welsh ywen yew tree, Russ íva willow

yewyu; unstressed yʊ(pron.)

  1. Eye

    Category: Status (usage)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. yew(noun)

    wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows

  2. yew(noun)

    any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves


  1. yew(Noun)

    A species of coniferous tree, Taxus baccata, with dark-green flat needle-like leaves and seeds bearing red arils, native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia.

  2. yew(Noun)

    Any tree or shrub of the genus Taxus.

  3. yew(Noun)

    The wood of the yew.

  4. yew(Adjective)

    Made from the wood of the yew tree.

    But if a knight shall come with many-coloured clothes, with an ermine bonnet and a yewen bow with a silken string...

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yew(verb)

    see Yaw

  2. Yew(noun)

    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. Yew(noun)

    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

  4. Yew(noun)

    a bow for shooting, made of the yew

  5. Yew(adj)

    of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock


  1. YEW

    YEW is a restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia that serves Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Anagrams of yew

  1. wey

  2. wye

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a type of evergreen tree with dark leaves and red berries.

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