Definition of Hamamelis virginiana
1. Noun. Common shrub of eastern North America having small yellow flowers after the leaves have fallen.
Generic synonyms: Witch Hazel, Witch Hazel Plant, Wych Hazel, Wych Hazel Plant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hamamelis Virginiana
Literary usage of Hamamelis virginiana
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1. Tree Guide: Trees East of the Rockies by Julia Ellen Rogers (1914)
"... WITCH HAZEL (Hamamelis virginiana, Linn.). Shrub to 45 feet. Short trunk and loose, spreading head of small, zigzag branches. Bark brown, scaly, smooth. ..."
2. A Practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics by John Vietch Shoemaker (1908)
"The British Pharmacopoeia directs "the dried bark of Hamamelis virginiana," and "the leaves, fresh and dried, of Hamamelis virginiana. ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Hamamelis virginiana is perfectly hardy North, and the other species have proved hardy at ... Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, showing flowers and fruits. ..."
4. Report (1905)
"... with patches of this young-tree-and- shrub zone fringing the swamp as shown by the presence of Hamamelis virginiana, Corylus Americana, Prunus, etc. ..."