taxus

noun
tax·​us | \ ˈtak-səs How to pronounce taxus (audio) \
plural taxus\ ˈtak-​səs How to pronounce taxus (audio) \

Definition of taxus

First Known Use of taxus

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taxus

New Latin, genus comprising the yews, from Latin, yew

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