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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 yew /ˈju/
 紫杉,水松

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 yew /ˈju/ 名詞
 紫杉水松,紫衫屬樹木

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yew a. Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yew v. i. See Yaw.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yew, n.
 1. Bot. An evergreen tree (Taxus baccata) of Europe, allied to the pines, but having a peculiar berrylike fruit instead of a cone. It frequently grows in British churchyards.
 2. The wood of the yew.  It is light red in color, compact, fine-grained, and very elastic.  It is preferred to all other kinds of wood for bows and whipstocks, the best for these purposes coming from Spain.
 Note:The American yew (Taxus baccata, var. Canadensis) is a low and straggling or prostrate bush, never forming an erect trunk.  The California yew (Taxus brevifolia, also called Pacific yew) is a good-sized tree, and its wood is used for bows, spear handles, paddles, and other similar implements; the anticancer agent taxol is obtained from its bark.  Another yew is found in Florida, and there are species in Japan and the Himalayas.
 3. A bow for shooting, made of the yew.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 yew
      n 1: wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light
           brown or red wood of the English yew valued for
           cabinetwork and archery bows
      2: any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red
         cup-shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves