Part of speech: noun

An Old World evergreen tree of slow growth and long life.

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Usage examples "yew":

  1. And he took me by the hand, or if he didn't it come to the same thing of my getting there, and he set me up in a dark high place, the like of the yew- tree near Carne Castle. - "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War", R. D. Blackmore.
  2. Presently he came in sight of the kirkyard, its gravestones and yew- trees. - "Foes", Mary Johnston.
  3. Then, again, whom was he waiting for that night, and why was he waiting for him in the yew alley rather than in his own house? - "The Hound of the Baskervilles", A. Conan Doyle.