Definition of "yews" []

  • Any coniferous tree of the genus Taxus, of the Old World and North America, esp T. baccata, having flattened needle-like leaves, fine-grained elastic wood, and solitary seeds with a red waxy aril resembling berries: family Taxaceae (noun)
  • The wood of any of these trees, used to make bows for archery (noun)
  • A bow made of yew (noun)
  • Plural form of yew. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yews" in a sentence
  • "The yew tribe has fewer genera or species; but the trees in America known as yews and hemlocks -- of which there are several varieties -- belong to it."
  • "Thus we have seen how, after recognising basaltic formations, the observers discovered flowers: they next see a lunar forest, whose 'trees were of one unvaried kind, and unlike any on earth except the largest kind of yews in the English churchyards.'"
  • "For conifers, such as yews, junipers and arborvitae, the advice isn't as straightforward."