What does the word yew mean?

Usage examples for 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 by R. D. Blackmore
  2. Presently he came in sight of the kirkyard, its gravestones and yew- trees. – Foes by 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 by A. Conan Doyle