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

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taxus was circa 1945

Dictionary Entries Near taxus

Cite this Entry

“Taxus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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