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  • n. Plural form of yew.


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  • The yew tribe has fewer genera or species; but the trees in America known as yews and hemlocks -- of which there are several varieties -- belong to it.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • Thus we have seen how, after recognising basaltic formations, the observers discovered flowers: they next see a lunar forest, whose 'trees were of one unvaried kind, and unlike any on earth except the largest kind of yews in the English churchyards.'

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • For conifers, such as yews, junipers and arborvitae, the advice isn't as straightforward.

    Times Record News Stories

  • Formal hedges may be established from a wide range of evergreens and deciduous species, evergreen conifers such as yews often doubling up as a boundary and backdrop for herbaceous perennials.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Both needle evergreens, such as yews and arborvitae, and broadleaf evergreens, including rhododendron and boxwood, benefit from late-fall rains.


  • Just look around and you'll see that many Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., homeowners have overgrown landscapes - rhododendrons so old that they cover the windows and 30-year-old yews that have been sheared so often they now resemble green blimps.

    Prime time to tame overgrown lawns

  • So yews, if you've been in politics long enough & especially if you're a popular Dem?

    A glowing review and some harsh reality (Blog for Democracy)

  • Pressure is also maintained by the unexpected presence of ancient trees in urban areas, including 1,000-year-old oaks by one of Leeds' largest council estates at Middleton and pre-Elizabethan yews in Greater London.

    Campaigners not out of the woods in bid to save forests

  • Each season they decimate our magnolia bush before I manage to get the deer fencing up, and their talent for turning our yews into a food source — even with fencing — provides one of the many reasons our home will never be a candidate for shelter magazinehood.

    The Thrill of the (Bloodless) Hunt

  • The hollies and the yews that were supposed to be in the ground in February were still frozen in at the nursery in Scotland, and we didn't take delivery until the end of March.

    The first taste of spring – at last


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