Pacific yew

noun

Definition of Pacific yew 

: a small or medium slow-growing irregularly branched yew (Taxus brevifolia) of the Pacific coast of the U.S. and Canada that yields a fine-grained hardwood and is the source of paclitaxel

First Known Use of Pacific yew

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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