- n. 紫杉；紫杉木
- n. (Yew)人名；(中)杨(广东话·威妥玛)
- yew (n.)
- evergreen tree of temperate Europe and Asia, Old English iw, eow "yew," from Proto-Germanic *iwo- (cognates: Middle Dutch iwe, Dutch ijf, Old High German iwa, German Eibe, Old Norse yr), from PIE *ei-wo- (cognates: Old Irish eo, Welsh ywen "yew"), perhaps a suffixed form of root *ei- (2) "reddish, motley, yellow."
OED says French if, Spanish iva, Medieval Latin ivus are from Germanic (and says Dutch ijf is from French); others posit a Gaulish ivos as the source of these. Lithuanian jeva likewise is said to be from Germanic. The tree symbolizes both death and immortality, being poisonous as well as long-lived. Reference to its wood as well-suited to making bows dates from c. 1400.
- 1. The leaves of yew trees are poisonous to cattle.
- 2. All parts of the yew tree are poisonous, including the berries.
- 3. The occurrence of Mr Lee Kuan Yew is something of an oddity.
- 4. Spot leaf yew podocarpus face of blade has white spot.
- 5. Lee Kuan - yew contemplates retiring with a hand on the helm.
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