GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The wych-elm; -- so called because its leaves are like those of the hazel.
- n. lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant
- n. any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Hamamelis; bark yields an astringent lotion
“Irishman dwelling with Englishmen, was directed to have a bow of his own height made of yew, wych-hazel, ash, or awburne -- that is, laburnum, which is still styled "awburne saugh," or awburne willow, in many parts of Scotland.”
“The wych-hazel has opened its husks, and the yellow flowers are dropping with the ripe nuts from the branches.”
“The long yellow petals have fallen from the wych-hazel; the nut is beginning to form, the heart slowly becoming a kernel, and the small yellow flower-cups turning gradually into the husk.”
“Still, this seems rather a yellow year; for the elms and hickories – which often wither and turn brown, without much beauty – are very handsome just now, in clear shades of yellow, fluttering in the breeze like gold-leaf; while the chestnuts, birches, wych-hazel, and many maples, as usual, wear the same colors.”
“The wych-hazel is in bloom; brown nuts and yellow flowers on the same twig.”
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