Medical Dictionary

witch hazel

noun witch ha·zel \ˈwich-ˌhā-zəl\

Medical Definition of WITCH HAZEL

1
:  any small tree or shrub of the genus Hamamelis; especially :  one (Hamamelis virginiana) of eastern North America that blooms in the fall
2
:  an alcoholic solution of a distillate of the bark of a witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) used as a soothing and mildly astringent lotion

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