ground-hemlock love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A creeping variety of the common yew, Taxus baccata, found in the United States.

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Examples

  • I took a botanical account of stock of our domains before the dew was off, and found that the ground-hemlock, or American yew, was the prevailing undershrub.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • It was the rock-running that tired us, and I for one was grateful when we left the starlit obscurity of the ridge and began to swing downward, first through berry scrub and ground-hemlock, then through a thin belt of birches into the dense blackness of the towering forest.

    The Hidden Children

  • I took a botanical account of stock of our domains before the dew was off, and found that the ground-hemlock, or American yew, was the prevailing under-shrub.

    The Maine Woods

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