Medical Definition of hamamelis
1 capitalized : a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Hamamelidaceae) having pinnately veined leaves and clustered flowers with elongated ribbon-shaped petals and including the witch hazels
2 : the dried leaves of a witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) of the eastern United States used especially formerly as a tonic and sedative
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
- On Contractions of Multiple Words
- A Look at Uncommon Onomatopoeia
- Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?