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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Hamamelidaceae — witch hazel and related plants..
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants which includes the witch-hazel (Hamamelis Virginica), a preparation of which is used medicinally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the natural order Hamamelideæ, founded by Linnæus in 1753, embracing 2 species of shrubs or small trees, and distinguished from related genera by the 4-parted flowers, deeply lobed calyx, blunt anthers, and deciduous leaves.
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- n. deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazel
New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἁμαμηλίς ("possibly the medlar"). (Wiktionary)